Mario, Bacelar Valente
Deconstructing van Fraassen's observable/unobservable dichotomy.
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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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