Scientific Realism: How Science Tracks Truth

Scientific Realism: How Science Tracks Truth

by Stathis Psillos, Psillos Stathis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415208181

ISBN-13: 9780415208185

Pub. Date: 12/02/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415208185
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/02/1999
Series:
Philosophical Issues in Science Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

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