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Realism and Scientific Progress

Philip Kitcher

in The Advancement of Science

Published in print August 1995 | ISBN: 9780195096538
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833351 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195096533.003.0005
Realism and Scientific Progress

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The account of progress is defended against a number of objections. Some of these are offered by philosophers who are sceptical of realism in the philosophy of science; others are urged by historians and sociologists of science.

Keywords: philosophy of science; realism; scientific progress

Chapter.  27069 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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