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The No Miracles Argument without Scientific Realism

Dawid, Richard (2018) The No Miracles Argument without Scientific Realism. [Preprint]

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According to the no miracles argument, scientific realism provides the only satisfactory explanation of the predictive success of science. It is argued in the present article that a different explanatory strategy, based on the posit of strong limitations to the underdetermination of scientific theory building by the available empirical data, offers a more convincing understanding of scientific success.

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Item Type: Preprint
Additional Information: This is a much shorter and significantly rewritten and updated version of the older text "Scientific Prediction and the Underdetermination of Scientific Theory Building" (Philsci-archive 4008). It will be published in Swedish translation in the journal "Filosofisk Tidskrift".
Keywords: scientific realism, No Miracles argument, underdetermination
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Dr. Richard Dawid
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2018 16:54
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2018 16:54
Item ID: 14559
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: January 2018

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