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Critical Scientific Realism

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ISBN-13:
9780198238331
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.12.1999
Seiten:
360
Autor:
Ilkka Niiniluoto
Gewicht:
671 g
Format:
234x156x21 mm
Serie:
Clarendon Library of Logic and
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Niiniluoto surveys different kinds of realism in various areas of philosophy, then sets out his own critical realist philosophy of science, characterizing scientific progress in terms of increasing truthlikeness, and defends this theory against its rivals.
1. THE VARIETIES OF REALISM; 2. REALISM IN ONTOLOGY; 3. REALISM IN SEMANTICS; 4. REALISM IN EPISTEMOLOGY; 4. REALISM IN THEORY CONSTRUCTION; 6. REALISM IN METHODOLOGY; 7. INTERNAL REALISM; 8. RELATIVISM; 9. SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIVISM; 10. REALISM, SCIENCE, AND SOCIETY; REFERENCES; INDEXES
This book comes to the rescue of scientific realism, showing that reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated. Philosophical realism holds that the aim of a particular discourse is to make true statements about its subject matter. Ilkka Niiniluoto surveys different kinds of realism in various areas of philosophy and then sets out his own critical realist philosophy of science.

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