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Scientific realism

a critical reappraisal

by Rescher, Nicholas.

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Published by D. Reidel, Sold and distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Kluwer Academic Publishers in Dordrecht, Boston, Norwell, MA, U.S.A .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science -- Philosophy.,
  • Realism.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementNicholas Rescher.
    SeriesThe University of Western Ontario series in philosophy of science ;, v. 40
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ175 .R3943 1987
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 169 p. :
    Number of Pages169
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2387367M
    ISBN 109027724423
    LC Control Number87016419

    When It Comes to Science Fiction and Fantasy, Multiple Levels of Realism Are Necessary What makes suspension of disbelief work in the most implausible of stories by Jonah Feldman | pm, July. Next on your list is The Scientific Image by Bas van Fraasen. This is a hugely significant work arguing against scientific realism. This debate largely centres on the status of “unobservable entities”: entities that do explanatory work in science and yet are not empirically detectable.

    This is an introduction to the position of scientific realism, which outlines a number of core doctrines of scientific realism, and indicates a number of optional and non-core doctrine. It also sketches the basic argument for scientific realism, known as the success argument. It then proceeds to a systematic exposition of scientific realism in the form of transcendental realism, highlighting a conception of science as explanatory of a structured, differentiated and changing world. Turning to the social domain, the book argues for a view of the social order as conditioned by, and emergent from, nature.

    Scientific theory 'X' generates novel predictions. Therefore, scientific theory 'X' is true. Musgrave's scientific realism is the view that: If a scientific theory 'X' generates correct novel predictions, then it is reasonable to believe that theory 'X' is true. Scientific theory 'X' generates novel predictions. Therefore, it is reasonable to. Part of the Scientific Realism book series (WONS, volume 40) Synopsis (1) Scientific realism maintains that natural science provides descriptive, accurate information about physical reality — that the objects of science exist as science claims them to by: 1.


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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. In his book, Stathis Psillos gives us a detailed and comprehensive study which restores the intuitive plausibility of scientific by: This anthology contains a curious article titled "The Case for Scientific Realism" by a Reverend Ernan McMullin, an ordained Roman Catholic priest at Notre Dame University.

It appears to be an attempt at a Roman Catholic philosophy of science that is consistent with Thomistic theology and the Vatican's prohibition on relativism.3/5(3). The Routledge Handbook of Scientific Realism is essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy of science.

It will also be very useful for anyone interested in the nature and extent of scientific : Hardcover. Scientific Realism: How Science Tracks Truth. 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.

In his book, Stathis Psillos gives us a detailed and comprehensive study which restores the intuitive plausibility of scientific realism/5.

The Routledge Handbook of Scientific Realism is an outstanding reference source – the first collection of its kind – to the key issues, positions, and arguments in this important topic.

Its thirty-four chapters, written by a team of international experts, are divided into five parts: Historical development of the realist. Ambitious and tightly argued, A Novel Defense of Scientific Realism advances new positions on major topics in philosophy of science and offers a version of realism as original as it is compelling, making it essential reading for philosophers of science, epistemologists, and scholars in science by: Scientific Realism.

The prolific and indefatigable Mario Bunge has been writing books and articles on almost every facet of philosophy for nearly fifty years/5(10). This book is two things, a survey of philosophical positions and a polemic in favor of one of them.

The positions surveyed are the many varieties of subjectivism and realism; the polemic is in favor of the form of realism known as "scientific realism."Cited by: Vigorous and controversial, this book develops a sustained argument for a realist interpretation of science, based on a new analysis of the concept of predictive novelty.

A Novel Defense of Scientific Realism - Jarrett Leplin - Oxford University Press. Originally published in In an introductory chapter the author argues that philosophy ought to be more than the art of clarifying thought and that it should concern itself with outlining a scientifically plausible world view/5.

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.

In his book, Stathis Psillos gives us a detailed and comprehensive study which restores the intuitive plausibility of scientific by: Scientific Realism Volume of Campus (Berkeley, Calif.) Volume of Campus(University of California Press) Volume of Publications of the UCLA.

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. 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. Scientific realism says that the entities, states and processes described by correct theories really do exist.

Protons, photons, fields of force, and black holes are as real as toe-nails, turbines, eddies in a stream, and volcanoes. The weak interactions of small particle physics are as real as falling in : Ian Hacking. Description 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.

In his book, Stathis Psillos gives us a detailed and comprehensive study which restores the intuitive plausibility of scientific realism/5(25). ‘Resisting Scientific Realism is a wonderfully rich, impressively clear, and meticulously argued, thought-provoking book it is required reading for anyone interested in the contemporary development of the scientific realism debate in the philosophy of science literature.’ Source: PhilosophiaAuthor: Brad Wray.

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. In his book, Stathis Psillos gives us a detailed and comprehensive study which restores the intuitive plausibility of scientific : Taylor & Francis.

In The Metaphysics of Scientific Realism, Brian Ellis develops the metaphysics of scientific realism to the point where it begins to take on the characteristics of a first philosophy, that is, a theory about the nature of reality that can reasonably adjudicate on theories in other fields of enquiry in which assumptions are made about the basic nature of the world/5.

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.

Description: Scientific realism is the position that the aim of science is to advance on truth and increase knowledge about observable and unobservable aspects of the mind-independent world which we inhabit. This book articulates and defends that position. This book gives a systematic formulation of critical scientific realism by surveying varieties of realism in ontology, semantics, epistemology, theory construction, and methodology.

According to the standard version of scientific realism, scientific theories are attempts to give true descriptions of mind‐independent and possibly unobservable reality, where truth means correspondence between Author: Ilkka Niiniluoto.Scientific Realism and the Plasticity of Mind.

A study in the philosophy of science, proposing a strong form of the doctrine of scientific realism' and developing /5. These difficulties for logical positivism suggest, but do not entail, scientific realism, and led to the development of realism as a philosophy of science.

Realism became the dominant philosophy of science after positivism. [2]: 70 Bas van Fraassen in his book The Scientific Image () developed constructive empiricism as an alternative to realism. Responses to van Fraassen have sharpened .