Knowing the Structure of Nature: Essays on Realism and Explanation by S. Psillos

Knowing the Structure of Nature: Essays on Realism and Explanation

byS. Psillos

Hardcover | April 30, 2009

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This book develops a discussion of a selection of scientific realist defenses of inference to the best explanation arguments.

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Stathis Psillos is a lecturer at University of Athens, Greece.
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Title:Knowing the Structure of Nature: Essays on Realism and ExplanationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:April 30, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230007112

ISBN - 13:9780230007116

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Introduction PART I: SCIENTIFIC REALISM The Present State of the Scientific Realism Debate Scientific Realism and Metaphysics Thinking About the Ultimate Argument for Realism Tracking the Real: Through Thick and Thin Cartwright's Realist Toil: From Entities to Capacities PART II: STRUCTURAL REALISM Is Structural Realism Possible? The Structure, the Whole Structure and Nothing but the Structure? Ramsey's Ramsey-sentences PART III: INFERENCE TO THE BEST EXPLANATION Simply the Best: A Case for Abduction Inference to the Best Explanation and Bayesianism