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How to Overcome Antirealists’ Objections to Scientific Realism

Park, Seungbae (2019) How to Overcome Antirealists’ Objections to Scientific Realism. Axiomathes.


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Van Fraassen contends that there is no argument that rationally compels us to disbelieve a successful theory, T. I object that this contention places upon him the burden of showing that scientific antirealists’ favorite arguments, such as the pessimistic induction, do not rationally compel us to disbelieve T. Van Fraassen uses the English view of rationality to rationally disbelieve T. I argue that realists can use it to rationally believe T, despite scientific antirealists’ favorite arguments against T.

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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Park, Seungbae
Keywords: English View of Rationality, Pessimistic Induction, Scientific Realism, van Fraassen
Depositing User: Dr. Seungbae Park
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2019 14:20
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2019 14:20
Item ID: 15918
Journal or Publication Title: Axiomathes
Publisher: Springer
Date: 2019

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