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Confirming Idealized Theories and Scientific Realism

Liu, Chuang (2007) Confirming Idealized Theories and Scientific Realism. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Two types of idealization in theory construction are distinguished, and the distinction is used to give a critique of Ron Laymon's account of confirming idealized theories and his argument for scientific realism.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Creators:
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Liu, Chuang
Keywords: induction, confirmation, idealization, approximation, realism, antirealism,
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Philosophers of Science
Specific Sciences > Physics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Chuang Liu
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2014 21:32
Item ID: 3243
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3243

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