Structural realism: The best of both worlds?

Dialectica 43 (1-2):99-124 (1989)
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John Worrall
London School of Economics
Abstract
The no-miracles argument for realism and the pessimistic meta-induction for anti-realism pull in opposite directions. Structural Realism---the position that the mathematical structure of mature science reflects reality---relieves this tension.
Keywords structural realism, pessimistic meta-induction, light, fresnel, maxwell, no miracles, poincare
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DOI 10.1111/j.1746-8361.1989.tb00933.x
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