Astronomy and antirealism

Philosophy of Science 60 (1):134-150 (1993)
Abstract
Relying on an analysis of the case of gravitational lensing, Hacking argues for a "modest antirealism" in astronomy. It is shown here that neither his scientific arguments nor his philosophical doctrines imply an antirealist conclusion. An alternative, realistic interpretation of gravitational lensing, and of the nature and history of astronomy more generally, is suggested
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DOI 10.1086/289722
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