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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
    Keywords: observable unobservable dichotomy, constructive empiricism, microscopy, calibration
    Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
    Depositing User: mario bacelar valente
    Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2012 22:49
    Last Modified: 22 Jan 2012 22:49
    Item ID: 8999
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8999

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