Exceeding our grasp : science, history, and the problem of unconceived alternatives

This volume argues that history reveals our routine failure to even conceive of well-confirmed alternatives to our scientific theories, and similar alternatives to our own theories likely remain unconceived. It shows why defences of scientific realism cannot evade the problem and proposes an alterna...

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Main Author: Stanford, P. Kyle
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford Oxford University Press 2006, 2006
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Summary:This volume argues that history reveals our routine failure to even conceive of well-confirmed alternatives to our scientific theories, and similar alternatives to our own theories likely remain unconceived. It shows why defences of scientific realism cannot evade the problem and proposes an alternative image of the scientific enterprise
Physical Description:xiv, 234 p.
ISBN:9780199786367
0199786364