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Deconstructing van Fraassen's observable/unobservable dichotomy

Mario, Bacelar Valente (2012) Deconstructing van Fraassen's observable/unobservable dichotomy. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Van Fraassen bases his alternative to scientific realism, constructive empiricism, on a dichotomy
between the observable and the unobservable. This paper argues that the implications of the
dichotomy regarding microscopy can not be made to stand, and that the dichotomy might even be
unnecessary to set forward the epistemic attitudes of constructive empiricism.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Mario, Bacelar Valente
Keywords: observable unobservable dichotomy, constructive empiricism, microscopy, calibration
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: mario bacelar valente
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2012 03:49
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2012 03:49
Item ID: 8999
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8999

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