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An Absurd Consequence of Stanford’s New Induction Over the History of Science: A Reply to Sterpetti

Mizrahi, Moti (2019) An Absurd Consequence of Stanford’s New Induction Over the History of Science: A Reply to Sterpetti. [Preprint]

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In this paper, I respond to Sterpetti’s attempt to defend Kyle P. Stanford’s Problem of Unconceived Alternatives and his New Induction over the History of Science from my reductio argument outlined in Mizrahi :59–68, 2016a). I discuss what I take to be the ways in which Sterpetti has misconstrued my argument against Stanford’s NIS, in particular, that it is a reductio, not a dilemma, as Sterpetti erroneously thinks. I argue that antirealists who endorse Stanford’s NIS still face an absurd consequence of this argument, namely, that they should not believe their own brand of scientific antirealism.


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Mizrahi, Motimotimizra@gmail.com
Keywords: New Induction Problem of Unconceived Alternatives Problem of Unconceived Objections Scientific Antirealism Scientific Realism
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Dr. Moti Mizrahi
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2019 07:48
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2019 07:48
Item ID: 16699
Official URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10516...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10516-019-09424-3
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 2019
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/16699

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