What is the distinction between homogeneous and inhomogeneous reduction? Does Nagel succeed in showing that theoretical reductions are logically valid and that hey can account for scientific progress?. Philosophy

- In a homogenous reduction, two theories share the same conceptual apparatus.

- In inhomogeneous reduction, two theories do not share the same conceptual appara­tus. Hence, terminology does not mean the same thing and they are essentially two different things.