Replacing recipe realism

Synthese 194 (9):3233-3244 (2017)
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Juha Saatsi
University of Leeds
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Many realist writings exemplify the spirit of ‘recipe realism’. Here I characterise recipe realism, challenge it, and propose replacing it with ‘exemplar realism’. This alternative understanding of realism is more piecemeal, robust, and better in tune with scientists’ own attitude towards their best theories, and thus to be preferred.
Keywords Scientific realism  Selective realism  Pessimistic induction
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-015-0962-3
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