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Embracing Scientific Realism

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  • This book offers the comprehensive display of the epistemic and pragmatic advantages of scientific realism

  • This book gives useful tips for how to provide influential formulations of scientific realism and antirealism

  • This book provides several new topics for future debates between scientific realists and antirealists

Part of the book series: Synthese Library (SYLI, volume 445)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. In Defense of the No-Miracles Argument

    • Seungbae Park
    Pages 1-22
  3. Critiques of the Pessimistic Induction

    • Seungbae Park
    Pages 23-43
  4. Critiques of Scientific Antirealism

    • Seungbae Park
    Pages 45-66
  5. Six New Arguments for Scientific Realism

    • Seungbae Park
    Pages 67-87
  6. Scientific Realism and Scientific Progress

    • Seungbae Park
    Pages 155-176
  7. Scientific Realism and Mathematical Realism

    • Seungbae Park
    Pages 177-199
  8. Scientific Realism and Scientific Practice

    • Seungbae Park
    Pages 201-220
  9. New Topics for Future Debates

    • Seungbae Park
    Pages 221-239
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 241-244

About this book

This book provides philosophers of science with new theoretical resources for making their own contributions to the scientific realism debate. Readers will encounter old and new arguments for and against scientific realism. They will also be given useful tips for how to provide influential formulations of scientific realism and antirealism. Finally, they will see how scientific realism relates to scientific progress, scientific understanding, mathematical realism, and scientific practice.

Keywords

  • Scientific Realism
  • The No-Miracles Argument
  • The Pessimistic Induction
  • Scientific Progress
  • Scientific Understanding

Authors and Affiliations

  • School of Liberal Arts, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan, Korea (Republic of)

    Seungbae Park

About the author

Seungbae Park received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 2001, specializing in philosophy of science under the guidance of Professor Richard Healey. He taught at the University of Arizona, the University of Maryland, and Pohang University of Science and Technology before coming to his current institution, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, in 2009. He has published papers in journals including Inquiry, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Foundations of Science, and Social Epistemology. He has served as an anonymous referee for journals including Journal of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, and Synthese Library.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Embracing Scientific Realism

  • Authors: Seungbae Park

  • Series Title: Synthese Library

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-87813-9

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-87812-2

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-87813-9

  • Series ISSN: 0166-6991

  • Series E-ISSN: 2542-8292

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 244

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Philosophy of Science, History of Science

Buying options

eBook
USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-87813-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)