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K. Brad Wray: Resisting Scientific Realism

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Notes

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    I draw on Kitcher’s (1993) distinction between deep and shallow explanations here.

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    See also French (2017) who urges those at the shallow end on a continuum of degrees of metaphysical commitment to venture into deeper waters.

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van der Merwe, R. K. Brad Wray: Resisting Scientific Realism. J Gen Philos Sci (2020) doi:10.1007/s10838-019-09495-1

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