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Confirming Idealized Theories and Scientific Realism

Liu, Chuang (2007) Confirming Idealized Theories and Scientific Realism. In: [2007] LSE-Pitt Conference: Confirmation, Induction and Science (London, 8 - 10 March, 2007).

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    Abstract

    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)
    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
    Conferences and Volumes: [2007] LSE-Pitt Conference: Confirmation, Induction and Science (London, 8 - 10 March, 2007)
    Depositing User: Chuang Liu
    Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2007
    Last Modified: 05 Oct 2014 17:32
    Item ID: 3243
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3243

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