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The Realist Turn in the Philosophy of Science

Psillos, Stathis (2016) The Realist Turn in the Philosophy of Science. [Preprint]

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Abstract

This chapter offers a narrative of the basic twists and turns of the realism debate after the realist turn. It starts with what preceded and initiated the turn, viz., instrumentalist construals of scientific theories. It then moves on to discuss the basic lines of development of the realist stance to science, focusing on one of its main challenges: the historical challenge.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Psillos, Stathispsillos@phs.uoa.gr
Keywords: scientific realism, instrumentalism, history of science, pessimistic induction
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
General Issues > Theory Change
Depositing User: Stathis Psillos
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2016 13:39
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2016 13:39
Item ID: 12440
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
General Issues > Theory Change
Date: September 2016
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12440

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