Review of Jarrett Leplin, Novel Defense of Scientific Realism

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Publication Type Review
School or College College of Humanities
Department Philosophy
Creator Downes, Stephen M.
Title Review of Jarrett Leplin, Novel Defense of Scientific Realism
Date 1999
Description Many historians of science may hope that philosophers will one day stop arguing about scientific realism and come and join in the hard business of achieving a historically informed understanding of science. But Jarrett Leplin's book guarantees that there will be more arguing about scientific realism among philosophers of science, if only because Leplin claims to have the only defensible argument for scientific realism and in presenting it dismisses many of his peers' efforts at refuting realism. Nobody believes uniqueness claims and nobody likes to be dismissed. Thus the debate will continue.
Type Text
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Volume 90
Issue 1
First Page 161
Last Page 162
Subject Concept of novelty; Uniqueness; Logical relations
Subject LCSH Realism; Criticism
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Downes, S. M. (1999). Review of Jarrett Leplin, Novel defense of scientific realism. ISIS, 90(1), 161-2.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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