Chapter

Gentle Polemics <sup>1</sup>

Bas C. van Fraassen

in The Scientific Image

Published in print December 1980 | ISBN: 9780198244271
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597473 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198244274.003.0007

Series: Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy

 Gentle Polemics  1

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This chapter parodies Aquinas’ Five Ways to prove the existence of God by displaying similar arguments reminiscent of those often given in support of scientific realism. This is followed by a parody of scientific realists’ attempts to defend themselves against objections to such arguments.

Keywords: Aquinas; God; parody; scientific realism

Chapter.  4619 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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