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The instrument of science : scientific anti-realism revitalised / Darrell P. Rowbottom.

Author/Creator:
Rowbottom, Darrell P., 1975- author.
Publication:
New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.
Series:
Routledge studies in the philosophy of science
Routledge studies in the philosophy of science
Format/Description:
Book
215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Science -- Philosophy.
Instrumentalism (Philosophy)
Realism.
Contents:
Science as an instrument: an introduction
Scientific progress and the value of science
The limits of scientific discourse about the unobservable
Unconceived alternatives and the contingency of science's content
Historical illuminations: 1885-1930
Empirical understanding
Objections and comparisons
The illusion of scientific realism
What is scientific realism?
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-209) and index.
ISBN:
9780367077457
0367077450
OCLC:
1085638507
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