Mathematical instrumentalism meets the conjunction objection

Journal of Philosophical Logic 25 (4):363-397 (1996)
Abstract
Scientific realists often appeal to some version of the conjunction objection to argue that scientific instrumentalism fails to do justice to the full empirical import of scientific theories. Whereas the conjunction objection provides a powerful critique of scientific instrumentalism, I will show that mathematical instnrunentalism escapes the conjunction objection unscathed
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