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ISBN: 0199251614
Author: Ilkka Niiniluoto
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press (May 2, 2002)
Pages: 355
Category: Humanities
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This book is two things, a survey of philosophical positions and a polemic in favor of one of them

This book is two things, a survey of philosophical positions and a polemic in favor of one of them. The positions surveyed are the many varieties of subjectivism and realism; the polemic is in favor of the form of realism known as "scientific realism. Scientific realism is the view that there is a mind-independent real world which we cannot know perfectly or exhaustively, but which we can know to an increasingly good approximation.

Series: Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy. Paperback: 355 pages. This book is surely a must read for anyone interested in the scientific realism debate. Publisher: Oxford University Press (May 2, 2002). It offers a comprehensive survey of the problems involved in the definition of a realistic stance in philosophy of science. Moreover Niiniluoto writes clearly and exhibits an impressive command of relavant literature. However I have not found convincing the theses he defends. Niiniluoto's task is that of steering a middle course between realism and antirealism, rejecting both "hard" realism a la Devitt and Putnam's internal realism.

Ilkka Niiniluoto surveys different kinds of realism in various areas of philosophy and then sets out his own critical realist philosophy of science.

This book comes to the rescue of scientific realism, showing that reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated. Philosophical realism holds that the aim of a particular discourse is to make true statements about its subject matter. Ilkka Niiniluoto surveys different kinds of realism in various areas of philosophy and then sets out his own critical realist philosophy of science. Categories: Other Social Sciences\Philosophy: Critical Thinking.

This makes it possible not only to take seriously, but also to make precise, the troublesome idea that scientific theories typically are false but nevertheless close to the truth. Published January 11th 2010 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1999). Critical Scientific Realism (Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy). 1281970484 (ISBN13: 9781281970480).

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Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy. Niiniluoto is one of the leading European philosophers of science. The definitive exposition of the view for which he is best known. The best defence yet of realism in philosophy of science. This makes it possible not only to take seriously, but also to make precise, the troublesome idea that scientific theories typically are false but nevertheless close to the truth. Critical Scientific Realism. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.

Ilkka Niiniluoto surveys different kinds of realism in various areas of philosophy and then sets out his own . Critical Scientific Realism Clarendon library of logic and philosophy Oxford scholarship online. illustrated, reprint. A very good overview of scientific realism. I am not aware of any other book which would so clearly present the different branches of realism and the associated arguments. The author also expounds his. Oxford University Press, 2002.

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This book comes to the rescue of scientific realism, showing that reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated. Philosophical realism holds that the aim of a particular discourse is to make true statements about its subject matter. Ilkka Niiniluoto surveys different kinds of realism in various areas of philosophy and then sets out his own critical realist philosophy of science.

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Capella
In this book Niiniluoto gives a comprehensive review of the main issues of scientific realism.
Dellevar
This book is two things, a survey of philosophical positions and a polemic in favor of one of them. The positions surveyed are the many varieties of subjectivism and realism; the polemic is in favor of the form of realism known as "scientific realism." Scientific realism is the view that there is a mind-independent real world which we cannot know perfectly or exhaustively, but which we can know to an increasingly good approximation. The alternatives are one or another form of subjectivism (there is no reality independent of mind), or relativism (my truth vs. your truth), or some theory of truth other than as correspondence between reality and our verbal descriptions of it.

The survey is downright masterful, but is the polemic convincing? Yes, I think it is. Every alternative to scientific realism faces the test of explaining, under its own ontological and epistemological assumptions, how it possibly can be that science so demonstrably succeeds in providing a progressively more truthlike account of the world and how it works. Every alternative resoundingly flunks that test. Game, set, match, and time to move on. Fortunately, working scientists themselves have never wasted much time worrying about the alternatives to scientific realism, being far too busy doing the work it takes to provide that progressively more truthlike account, and the vast benefits to human well-being that have followed from it.

Terrific book, very highly recommended.
Dancing Lion
This book is surely a must read for anyone interested in the scientific realism debate. It offers a comprehensive survey of the problems involved in the definition of a realistic stance in philosophy of science. Moreover Niiniluoto writes clearly and exhibits an impressive command of relavant literature. However I have not found convincing the theses he defends. Niiniluoto's task is that of steering a middle course between realism and antirealism, rejecting both "hard" realism a la Devitt and Putnam's internal realism. I think he doesn't succeed in this attempt and that his critical realism is not realism after all, but a kind of internal realism under another name. This obviously doesn't diminish the importance of the book.

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