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2011
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New life for Carnap's Aufbau?
Rudolf Carnap’s Der logische Aufbau der Welt (The Logical Structure of the World) is generally conceived of as being the failed manifesto of logical positivism. In this paper we...
Hannes Leitgeb
SYNTHESE
2011
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Modeling reality
: My aim in this paper is to articulate an account of scientific modeling that reconciles pluralism about modeling with a modest form of scientific realism. The central claim of th...
Christopher Pincock
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2011
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Withering away, weakly
F. A. Muller
SYNTHESE
2011
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How scientific models can explain
: ic models invariably involve some degree of idealization, abstraction, or fictionalization of their target system. Nonetheless, I argue that there are circumstances under which s...
Alisa Bokulich
SYNTHESE
2011
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Saving the intuitions: polylithic reference
: My main aim in this paper is to clarify the concepts of referential success and of referential continuity that are so crucial to the scientific realism debate. I start by conside...
Ioannis Votsis
SYNTHESE
2011
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Models and the locus of their truth
If models can be true, where is their truth located? Giere (e.g. 1988) has suggested an account of theoretical models on which models themselves are not truth-valued. The paper su...
Uskali Mäki
SYNTHESE
2011
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Underdetermination, realism and empirical equivalence
Are theories ‘underdetermined by the evidence’ in any way that should worry the scientific realist? I argue that no convincing reason has been given for thinking so. A crucial ...
John Worrall
SYNTHESE
2011
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Science without (parametric) models: the case of bootstrap resampling
Scientific and statistical inferences build heavily on explicit, parametric models, and often with good reasons. However, the limited scope of parametric models and the increasin...
Jan Sprenger
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