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Realism and Explanatory Perspectives

Saatsi, Juha (2018) Realism and Explanatory Perspectives. [Preprint]

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Abstract

This paper defends a (minimal) realist conception of progress in scientific understanding in the face of the ubiquitous plurality of perspectives in science. The argument turns on the counterfactual-dependence framework of explanation and understanding, which is illustrated and evidenced with reference to different explanations of the rainbow.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Saatsi, JuhaJ.T.Saatsi@leeds.ac.uk
Additional Information: Forthcoming in M. Massimi and C.D. McCoy (eds.), Understanding Perspectivism: Scientific Challenges and Methodological Prospects, Routledge.
Keywords: Scientific Realism Perspectivism Understanding
Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
General Issues > Theory Change
Depositing User: Juha Saatsi
Date Deposited: 18 May 2018 18:59
Last Modified: 18 May 2018 18:59
Item ID: 14689
Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
General Issues > Theory Change
Date: 18 May 2018
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14689

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