Wimsatt and the robustness family: Review of Wimsatt's Re-engineering Philosophy for Limited Beings [Book Review]

Biology and Philosophy 26 (2):281-293 (2011)
This review of Wimsatt’s book Re-engineering Philosophy for Limited Beings focuses on analysing his use of robustness, a central theme in the book. I outline a family of three distinct conceptions of robustness that appear in the book, and look at the different roles they play. I briefly examine what underwrites robustness, and suggest that further work is needed to clarify both the structure of robustness and the relation between it various conceptions
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DOI 10.1007/s10539-010-9202-x
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Michael Weisberg (2006). Robustness Analysis. Philosophy of Science 73 (5):730-742.

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Markus Eronen (2012). Pluralistic Physicalism and the Causal Exclusion Argument. European Journal for Philosophy of Science 2 (2):219-232.
Léna Soler (2014). Against Robustness? Strategies to Support the Reliability of Scientific Results. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 28 (2):203-215.

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