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The Upward Path to Structural Realism

Votsis, Ioannis (2004) The Upward Path to Structural Realism. In: [2004] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 19th Biennial Meeting - PSA2004: Contributed Papers (Austin, TX; 2004) > PSA 2004 Contributed Papers. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    In a recent PSA paper (2001a) as well as some other papers ((1995), (2000), (2001b)) and a book chapter (1999, ch. 7), Stathis Psillos raised a number of objections against structural realism. The aim of this paper is threefold: 1) to evaluate part of Psillos' offence on the Russellian version of epistemic structural realism (ESR for short), 2) to elaborate more fully what Russellian ESR involves, and 3) to suggest improvements where it is indeed failing.


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Keywords: structural realism, stathis psillos, bertrand russell
    Subjects: General Issues > Structure of Theories
    General Issues > Causation
    General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
    Conferences and Volumes: [2004] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 19th Biennial Meeting - PSA2004: Contributed Papers (Austin, TX; 2004) > PSA 2004 Contributed Papers
    Depositing User: Ioannis Votsis
    Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2005
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:13
    Item ID: 2186
    Public Domain: No
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2186

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