publication . Article . 2015

replacing recipe realism

Saatsi, J;
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  • Published: 04 Nov 2015 Journal: Synthese, volume 194, pages 3,233-3,244 (issn: 0039-7857, eissn: 1573-0964, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: United Kingdom
Many realist writings exemplify the spirit of ‘recipe realism’. Here I characterise recipe realism, challenge it, and propose replacing it with ‘exemplar realism’. This alternative understanding of realism is more piecemeal, robust, and better in tune with scientists’ own attitude towards their best theories, and thus to be preferred.
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMethodologies_COMPUTERGRAPHICSGeneralLiterature_MISCELLANEOUS
free text keywords: Philosophy, General Social Sciences, Scientific realism, Recipe, Epistemology, Pessimistic induction, Realism, Critical realism (philosophy of perception), Philosophical realism
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publication . Article . 2015

replacing recipe realism

Saatsi, J;