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Rejecting Mathematical Realism while Accepting Interactive Realism

Park, Seungbae (2018) Rejecting Mathematical Realism while Accepting Interactive Realism.

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Indispensablists contend that accepting scientific realism while rejecting mathematical realism involves a double standard. I refute this contention by developing an enhanced version of scientific realism, which I call interactive realism. It holds that interactively successful theories are typically approximately true, and that the interactive unobservable entities posited by them are likely to exist. It is immune to the pessimistic induction while mathematical realism is susceptible to it.


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Park, Seungbae
Keywords: Indispensability Argument, Interactive Realism, Mathematical Realism, Pessimistic Induction, Scientific Realism
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Epistemology
Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Ontology
Depositing User: Dr. Seungbae Park
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2019 01:09
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2019 01:09
Item ID: 15643
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Epistemology
Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Ontology
Date: 2018
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15643

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