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Grasping At Realist Straws

  • Juha SaatsiEmail author
  • Stathis Psillos
  • Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther
  • P. Kyle Stanford


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juha Saatsi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stathis Psillos
    • 2
  • Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther
    • 3
  • P. Kyle Stanford
    • 4
  1. 1.Scool of HumanitiesUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.Department of History & Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of AthensAthensGreece
  3. 3.Philosophy DepartmentUC Santa CruzSanta CruzUSA
  4. 4.Department of Logic & Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of California, IrvineIrvineUSA

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