PhilSci Archive

Robust Realism for the Life Sciences

Eronen, Markus (2016) Robust Realism for the Life Sciences. In: UNSPECIFIED.

[img] Text
ER for the Special Sciences PSA submission PhilSci.docx

Download (41kB)

Abstract

According to entity realism, we are warranted in believing that some entities studied by science are real, but not that scientific theories are true. In discussions of scientific realism, entity realism is usually quickly dismissed due to serious objections that appear to make it untenable. In this paper, I formulate a new robustness-based version of entity realism, and show that this version has resources to answer the classic objections raised against the original version. I also show that, in contrast to the currently popular (ontic) structural realism, robustness-based entity realism provides a plausible account of realism for the life sciences.


Export/Citation: EndNote | BibTeX | Dublin Core | ASCII/Text Citation (Chicago) | HTML Citation | OpenURL
Social Networking:
Share |

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Eronen, MarkusMarkus.Eronen@rub.de
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Dr. Markus Eronen
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2016 16:47
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2016 16:47
Item ID: 12545
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 2016
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12545

Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Monthly Downloads for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item