London and Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan (2012)

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Michael Shaffer
Gustavus Adolphus College
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This book is a sustained defense of the compatibility of the presence of idealizations in the sciences and scientific realism. So, the book is essentially a detailed response to the infamous arguments raised by Nancy Cartwright to the effect that idealization and scientific realism are incompatible.
Keywords Counterfactuals  Idealization  Scientific Reralism  Idealization
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Call number Q175.32.R42.S53 2012
ISBN(s) 9780230308459   0230308457   9781349339068
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