Graduate studies at Western
Synthese 180 (2):205 - 221 (2011)
|Abstract||Various forms of underdetermination that might threaten the realist stance are examined. That which holds between different 'formulations' of a theory (such as the Hamiltonian and Lagrangian formulations of classical mechanics) is considered in some detail, as is the 'metaphysical' underdetermination invoked to support 'ontic structural realism'. The problematic roles of heuristic fruitfulness and surplus structure in attempts to break these forms of underdetermination are discussed and an approach emphasizing the relevant structural commonalities is defended|
|Keywords||Structural realism Underdetermination Classical mechanics Surplus structure Heuristics|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
P. Kyle Stanford (2001). Refusing the Devil's Bargain: What Kind of Underdetermination Should We Take Seriously? Proceedings of the Philosophy of Science Association 2001 (3):S1-.
John D. Norton (forthcoming). Must Evidence Underdetermine Theory. The Challenge of the Social and the Pressure of Practice:17--44.
Peter Godfrey-Smith (2008). Recurrent Transient Underdetermination and the Glass Half Full. [REVIEW] Philosophical Studies 137 (1):141 - 148.
P. D. Magnus (2003). Underdetermination and the Problem of Identical Rivals. Philosophy of Science 70 (5):1256-1264.
Holger Lyre (2011). Is Structural Underdetermination Possible? Synthese 180 (2):235 - 247.
Ian McDiarmid (2008). Underdetermination and Meaning Indeterminacy: What is the Difference? [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 69 (3):279 - 293.
Added to index2009-05-29
Total downloads74 ( #13,760 of 740,328 )
Recent downloads (6 months)7 ( #13,459 of 740,328 )
How can I increase my downloads?