Ashgate (2008)

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Howard Sankey
University of Melbourne
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Scientific realism is the position that the aim of science is to advance on truth and increase knowledge about observable and unobservable aspects of the mind-independent world which we inhabit. This book articulates and defends that position. In presenting a clear formulation and addressing the major arguments for scientific realism Sankey appeals to philosophers beyond the community of, typically Anglo-American, analytic philosophers of science to appreciate and understand the doctrine. The book emphasizes the epistemological aspects of scientific realism and contains an original solution to the problem of induction that rests on an appeal to the principle of uniformity of nature.
Keywords Scientific realism  Rational theory choice  Epistemic naturalism
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ISBN(s) 0754658880   9780754658887   1138251828   9781315607849   9781138251823
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