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Autor: Ilkka Niiniluoto
ISBN-13: 9780198238331
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 360
Gewicht: 671 g
Format: 234x156x21 mm
Sprache: Englisch
Erscheinungsdatum: 01.12.1999

Critical Scientific Realism

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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.
Autor: Ilkka Niiniluoto
Ilkka Niiniluoto is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Helsinki.

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Autor: Ilkka Niiniluoto
ISBN-13:: 9780198238331
ISBN: 0198238339
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.12.1999
Verlag: OXFORD UNIV PR
Gewicht: 671g
Seiten: 360
Sprache: Englisch
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Sonstiges: Buch, 234x156x21 mm