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The Routledge handbook of scientific realism

Author: Juha Saatsi
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL Routledge, an imprint of Taylor and Francis [2017] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First edition
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Juha Saatsi
ISBN: 9780203712498 0203712498 9781351362894 1351362895
OCLC Number: 1101136185
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Contents: CONTENTS AcknowledgementsList of ContributorsIntroduction: Scientific realism in the 21st century - Juha SaatsiPART I: Historical development of the realist stance 1 Realism and logical empiricism - Matthias Neuber 2 The realist turn in the philosophy of science - Stathis Psillos PART II:Classic debate: core issues and positions 3 Success of science as a motivation for realism - K. Brad Wray 4 Historical challenges to realism - Peter Vickers5 Underdetermination - Dana Tulodziecki 6 Kuhn, relativism and realism - Howard Sankey 7 Instrumentalism - Darrell P. Rowbottom 8 Empiricism - Otavio Bueno 9 Structural Realism and its Variants - Ioannis Votsis 10 Entity realism - Matthias Egg 11 Truthlikeness and Approximate Truth - Gerhard Schurz PART III:Perspectives on contemporary debates 12 Global vs. local arguments for realism - Lea Henderson 13 Perspectivism - Michela Massimi14 Pluralism and scientific realism - Hasok Chang15 Scientific progress - Ilkka Niiniluoto 16 Realism and the limits of explanatory reasoning - Juha Saatsi17 Unconceived alternatives and uniformitarian instrumentalism - P. Kyle Stanford 18 Realism, Antirealism, Epistemic Stances, and Voluntarism - Anjan Chakravartty 19 Modeling and Realism: Strange Bedfellows? - Arnon Levy 20 Success and Scientific Realism: Considerations from the Philosophy of Simulation - Eric Winsberg and Ali Mirza21 Scientific realism and social epistemology - Martin Kusch PART IV:The realism debate in disciplinary context 22 Scientific Realism and High Energy Physics - Richard Dawid 23 Getting Real about Quantum Mechanics - Laura Ruetsche 24 Scientific Realism and Primordial Cosmology - Jeremy Butterfield 25 Three Kinds of Realism about Historical Science - Derek Turner 26 Scientific Realism and the Earth Sciences - Teru Miyake 27 Scientific realism and chemistry - Paul Needham 28 Realism about cognitive science - Mark Sprevak29 Scientific Realism and Economics - Harold Kincaid PART V:Broader reflections30 Realism and theories of truth - Jamin Asay 31 Realism and metaphysics - Steven French 32 Mathematical realism and naturalism - Mary Leng 33 Scientific realism and epistemology - Alexander Bird 34 Natural kinds for the scientific realist - Matthew Slater
Other Titles: Handbook of scientific realism
Responsibility: edited by Juha Saatsi.

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'This is a state-of-the-art overview of the debate about scientific realism, a perfect guide for both scholars and graduate students in metaphysics and philosophy of science.'Michael Esfeld, Read more...

 
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