Critical Scientific Realism

Oxford University Press (1999)

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Ilkka Niiniluoto
University of Helsinki
Abstract
This book comes to the rescue of scientific realism, showing that reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated. Philosophical realism holds that the aim of a particular discourse is to make true statements about its subject matter. Ilkka Niiniluoto surveys different kinds of realism in various areas of philosophy and then sets out his own critical realist philosophy of science.
Keywords Realism  Science Philosophy
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Call number B835.N55 1999
ISBN(s) 0198238339   9780198238331   9780199251612
DOI 10.1111/j.1933-1592.2004.tb00393.x
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