Perilous thoughts: comment on van Fraassen

Philosophical Studies 143 (1):25-32 (2009)

Helen Longino
Stanford University
Bas van Fraassen’s empiricist reading of Perrin’s achievement invites the question: whose doubts about atoms did Perrin put to rest? This comment recontextualizes the argument and applies the notion of empirical grounding to some contemporary work in behavioral biology.
Keywords Jean Baptiste Perrin  Scientific realism  Bas van Fraassen  Empiricism
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-008-9316-z
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