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Replacing Recipe Realism

Saatsi, Juha (2015) Replacing Recipe Realism. [Preprint]

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Many realist writings exemplify the spirit of 'recipe realism'. Here I characterise recipe realism, challenge it, and propose replacing it with 'exemplar realism'. This alternative understanding of realism is more piecemeal, robust, and better in tune with scientists' own attitude towards their best theories, and thus to be preferred.

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Item Type: Preprint
Additional Information: Forthcoming in Synthese
Keywords: Scientific realism; exemplars; pessimistic induction
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Juha Saatsi
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2015 13:14
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2015 13:14
Item ID: 11741
Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 2015

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