Scientific Realism: How Science Tracks Truth

Routledge, 1999 - 341 pagina's
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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 realism. We see that throughout the twentieth century, scientific realism has been challenged by philosophical positions from all angles: from reductive empiricism, to instrumentalism and to modern sceptical empiricism.
Scientific Realism explains that the history of science does not undermine the arguments for scientific realism, but instead makes it reasonable to accept scientific realism as the best philosophical account of science, its empirical success, its progress and its practice.
Anyone wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the state of modern science and why scientific realism is plausible, should read this book.

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Stathis Psillos is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and History of Science at the University of Athens, Greece. His book "Causation and Explanation" (Acumen, 2002) has received the British Society for the Philosophy of Science Presidents' Award. He is also the author of "Scientific Realism: How Science Tracks Truth" (Routledge, 1999) and the editor (with Martin Curd) of the "Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Science" (forthcoming).

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