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Critical Scientific Realism

by Ilkka Niiniluoto

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A very good overview of scientific realism. I am not aware of any other book which would so clearly present the different branches of realism and the associated arguments. The author also expounds his own pet theory, 'truthlikeness', with fancy formulas. That part didn't convince me, but I learned a lot from this book on a more general level.
  thcson | Apr 30, 2010 |
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This book comes to the rescue of scientific realism, showing that reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated. Philosophical realism holds that the aim of a particular discourse is to make true statements about its subject matter. Ilkka Niiniluoto surveys different kinds of realism in various areas of philosophy and then sets out his own critical realist philosophy of science.

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Philosophical realism holds that the aim of a particular discourse is to make true statements about its subject-matter. Niiniluoto surveys different varieties of realism, sets out his own original version, and defends it against competing theories.

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