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Cosmological Realism

Merritt, David (2020) Cosmological Realism. [Preprint]

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I discuss the relevance of the current predicament in cosmology to the debate over scientific realism. I argue that the existence of two, empirically successful but ontologically inconsistent cosmological theories presents difficulties for the realist position.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Merritt, Daviddavid.r.merritt@gmail.com0000-0002-9339-1551
Keywords: Cosmology Scientific realism Dark matter Mordehai Milgrom
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Astrophysics
General Issues > Evidence
Specific Sciences > Physics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: David Merritt
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2021 01:22
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2021 01:22
Item ID: 19682
Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsa.2021.05.011
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Astrophysics
General Issues > Evidence
Specific Sciences > Physics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 25 October 2020
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19682

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