ISBN-10:
041520819X
ISBN-13:
2900415208191
Pub. Date:
12/02/1999
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Scientific Realism: How Science Tracks Truth / Edition 1

Scientific Realism: How Science Tracks Truth / Edition 1

by Stathis Psillos
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Overview

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 to be. 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 modern skeptical empiricism. Scientific Realism explains that the history of science does not undermine the notion of scientific realism, and instead makes it reasonable to accept scientific 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.

(David Papineau, Kings College London)

(David Papineau, Kings College London)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900415208191
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/02/1999
Series: Philosophical Issues in Science Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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