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Scientific realism : how science tracks truth

Author: Stathis Psillos
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
Series: Philosophical issues in science.
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Scientific Realism is the optimistic view that modern science is on the right track: that the world really is the way our best scientific theories describe it to be. In his book, Stathis Psillos gives us a detailed and comprehensive study, which restores the intuitive plausibility of scientific realism. We see that throughout the twentieth century, scientific realism has been challenged by philosophical positions  Read more...
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Psillos, Stathis, 1965-
Scientific realism.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1999
(DLC) 99029721
(OCoLC)41278451
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stathis Psillos
ISBN: 0203979648 9780203979648
OCLC Number: 61225691
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 341 pages) : illustrations.
Series Title: Philosophical issues in science.
Responsibility: Stathis Psillos.

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Scientific Realism is the optimistic view that modern science is on the right track: that the world really is the way our best scientific theories describe it to be. In his book, Stathis Psillos gives us a detailed and comprehensive study, which restores the intuitive plausibility of scientific realism. We see that throughout the twentieth century, scientific realism has been challenged by philosophical positions from all angles: from reductive empiricism, to instrumentalism and modern skeptical empiricism. Scientific Realism explains that the history of science does not undermine the notion o.

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