Scientific realism: what it is, the contemporary debate, and new directions

Synthese 196 (2):451-484 (2019)
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Abstract

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.

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Darrell P. Rowbottom
Lingnan University

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