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Agazzi, Evandro

Varieties of Scientific Realism

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: The Conceptual Knots of the Realism Debate
Evandro Agazzi

2. The Debates on Scientific Realism Today: Knowledge and Objectivity in Science
Mario Alai

3. The Truth of Theories and Scientific Realism
Evandro Agazzi

Part I. Realism and Antirealism

4. Strict Empiricism Versus Explanation in Science
Alan Musgrave

5. Misdirection and Misconception in the Scientific Realism Debates
Bas C. Fraassen

6. Selective Scientific Realism: Representation, Objectivity and Truth
Michel Ghins

7. Robustness, Intersubjective Reproducibility, and Scientific Realism
Marco Buzzoni

8. Cognitive Illusions and Nonrealism: Objections and Replies
Thomas Nickles

9. Why Do Theories Fail? The Best Argument for Realism
Gerhard Vollmer

10. The Epistemological Problem of the Objectivity of Knowledge
Fabio Minazzi

Part II. Recent Conceptions of Scientific Realism

11. Scientific Realism and the Mind-Independence of the World
Stathis Psillos

12. Structural Realism and the Toolbox of Metaphysics
Steven French

13. Retention, Truth-Content and Selective Realism
Alberto Cordero

14. A Scheme-Interpretationist and Actionistic Scientific Realism
Hans Lenk

Part III. Scientific Realism in Particular Sciences

15. Semantic Definition of Truth, Empirical Theories and Scientific Realism
Jan Woleński

16. Underdetermination, Realism and Objectivity in Quantum Mechanics
Dennis Dieks

17. Is Uniqueness of Reality Predicted by the Quantum Laws?
Roland Omnès

18. Theories and Models: Realism and Objectivity in Cognitive Science
Jean-Guy Meunier

19. Realism as the Methodological Strategy in the Cognitive Science
V. A. Lektorski

20. Causation and Scientific Realism: Mechanisms and Powers without Essentialism
Amparo Gómez

21. Objectivity in Mathematics: The Structuralist Roots of a Pragmatic Realism
Gerhard Heinzmann

22. Mathematical Truth Revisited: Mathematics as a Toolbox
Reinhard Kahle

Keywords: Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Ontology

Editor
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2017
Language
en
Edition
1
Category
Philosophy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9783319516080
Printed ISBN
978-3-319-51607-3

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