The No Miracles Intuition and the No Miracles Argument

  • John Worrall
Conference paper
Part of the The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective book series (PSEP, volume 2)


In this paper I contrast the very modest view of the main ‘consideration’ supporting scientific realism taken by Poincaré and others with the much more ambitious argument developed by Stathis Psillos using some ideas of Hilary Putnam’s and of Richard Boyd’s. I argue that the attempt to produce a more ambitious argument not only fails, but was always bound to fail.


Good Explanation Background Theory Predictive Success Constructive Empiricist Realist Framework 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LSELondonUK

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