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Realism Rescued: How Scientific Progress is Possible   Jerrold L. Aronson, Ron Harré, and Eileen Cornell Way
 
 
ISBN
0-8126-9288-8 $49.95      cloth
213 pages
(March 1995)

 

Realism Rescued
How Scientific Progress is Possible

Jerrold L. Aronson, Rom Harré, and
Eileen Cornell Way

Does science give us a progressively more accurate and objective account of the world? This book by three leading philosophers of science presents a new defense of scientific realism against skeptical and positivist attacks.

The book's argument relies on the importance of models in scientific work. Using the "type-hierarchy," a new technique of knowledge-representation drawn from artificial intelligence, the authors give a convincing account of the role of models, shedding new light on verisimilitude, natural kind, natural necessity, and natural law.

 

          

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