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First, I answer the controversial question ’What is scientific realism?’ with extensive reference to the varied accounts of the position in the literature. Second, I provide an overview of the key developments in the debate concerning scientific realism over the past decade. Third, I provide a summary of the other contributions to this special issue.
|Number of pages||34|
|Early online date||7 Aug 2017|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Feb 2019|
Bibliographical noteI should like to thank Lingnan University for supporting the conference on which this special issue is based, and the attendees of the conference for the discussions that prompted this contribution. I should also like to thank the RGC for funding my recent work on scientific realism (via a Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship, ‘The Instrument of Science’). Finally, I am grateful to Patrick McGivern for useful comments on a previous version of this piece.
- Scientific anti-realism
- Scientific progress
- Scientific realism
- Selective realism
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The Instrument of Science
Research Grants Council (HKSAR)
1/09/14 → 31/08/15
Project: Grant Research
A Methodological Argument Against Scientific RealismROWBOTTOM, D. P., Mar 2021, In: Synthese. 198, 3, p. 2153-2167 15 p.
Research output: Journal Publications › Journal Article (refereed) › peer-review
The instrument of science : scientific anti-realism revitalisedROWBOTTOM, D. P., 18 Mar 2019, Taylor and Francis. 215 p. (Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science)
Research output: Scholarly Books | Reports | Literary Works › Book (Author) › peer-review