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Realistic From Far But Far From Realism: Withering Scientific Realism in the Quantum Case

Arroyo, Raoni Wohnrath and de Ronde, Christian (2022) Realistic From Far But Far From Realism: Withering Scientific Realism in the Quantum Case. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Much has been discussed in the philosophy of science about how we should understand the scientific enterprise. On the one hand, scientific realists believe that empirically adequate theories can be supplemented by interpretations that can mirror reality-as-it-is; on the other hand, anti-realists argue that this is not the case, as long as scientific theories make sufficiently accurate experimental predictions the addition of narratives is irrelevant for the scientific enterprise, and regarding narratives, it is preferable to remain agnostic. In this paper, we argue that realism was never really at stake in this debate.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
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Arroyo, Raoni Wohnrathrwarroyo@unicamp.br0000-0002-3800-8505
de Ronde, Christiancderonde@gmail.com
Keywords: Anti-realism; Interpretation of scientific theories; Philosophy of quantum mechanics; Scientific realism; Scientific theory.
Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
General Issues > Logical Positivism/Logical Empiricism
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Dr. Raoni Arroyo
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2022 19:07
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2022 19:07
Item ID: 21158
Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
General Issues > Logical Positivism/Logical Empiricism
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: September 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21158

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