Philosophical Studies

, Volume 137, Issue 1, pp 141–148

Recurrent transient underdetermination and the glass half full



Kyle Stanford’s arguments against scientific realism are assessed, with a focus on the underdetermination of theory by evidence. I argue that discussions of underdetermination have neglected a possible symmetry which may ameliorate the situation.


Theory Evidence Scientific realism Underdetermination Approximate truth 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Philosophy DepartmentHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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