Analysis and Metaphysics 17:7-21 (2018)

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Seungbae Park
Ulsan National Institute Of Science And Technology
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Indispensablists contend that accepting scientific realism while rejecting mathematical realism involves a double standard. I refute this contention by developing an enhanced version of scientific realism, which I call interactive realism. It holds that interactively successful theories are typically approximately true, and that the interactive unobservable entities posited by them are likely to exist. It is immune to the pessimistic induction while mathematical realism is susceptible to it.
Keywords Indispensability Argument  Interactive Realism  Mathematical Realism  Pessimistic Induction  Scientific Realism
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