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Kitcher, Correspondence, and Success

Whitcomb, Dennis (2004) Kitcher, Correspondence, and Success. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    Concerned that deflationary theories of truth threaten his scientific realism, Philip Kitcher has constructed an argument that scientific success establishes not only the truth of crucial scientific beliefs but also their *correspondence* truth. This paper interprets and evaluates Kitcher’s argument, ultimately finding it to be both unsound and unmotivated.


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    Item Type: Other
    Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
    General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
    Depositing User: Dennis Whitcomb
    Date Deposited: 31 May 2004
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:12
    Item ID: 1776
    Public Domain: No
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1776

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