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Models, Idealisations, and Realism

Saatsi, Juha (2015) Models, Idealisations, and Realism. [Preprint]

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Abstract

I explore a challenge that idealisations pose to scientific realism and argue that the realist can best accommodate idealisations by capitalising on certain modal features of idealised models that are underwritten by laws of nature.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Saatsi, JuhaJ.T.Saatsi@leeds.ac.uk
Additional Information: Forthcoming in Models and Inferences in Science. Editors: Sterpetti F, Ippoliti E, Nickles T. Springer
Keywords: Scientific realism; modelling; idealisations
Subjects: General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Juha Saatsi
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2015 13:11
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2015 13:11
Item ID: 11739
Subjects: General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 2015
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11739

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