Foundations of Science 5 (1):47-60 (2000)

Quantum mechanics is usually presented as a challenge to scientific realism, but I will argue that the details of quantum mechanics actually support realism. I will first present some basic quantum mechanical concepts and results, including the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) experiment and Bell's theorem, and do it in a way that everyone can understand. I will then use the physics to inform the philosophy, showing that quantum mechanics provides evidence to support epistemological realism.
Keywords Philosophy   Philosophy of Science   Mathematical Logic and Foundations   Methodology of the Social Sciences
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DOI 10.1023/A:1026563220257
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