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A Pessimistic Induction against Scientific Antirealism

Park, Seungbae (2014) A Pessimistic Induction against Scientific Antirealism.


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There are nine antirealist explanations of the success of science in the literature. I raise difficulties against all of them except the latest one, and then construct a pessimistic induction that the latest one will turn out to be problematic because its eight forerunners turned out to be problematic. This pessimistic induction is on a par with the traditional pessimistic induction that successful present scientific theories will be revealed to be false because successful past scientific theories were revealed to be false.

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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Park, Seungbae
Keywords: Pessimistic Induction, Scientific Antirealism, Success of Science
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Dr. Seungbae Park
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2019 01:28
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2019 01:28
Item ID: 15611
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 2014

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