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dc.contributor.authorBoucher, Sandy Cen
dc.contributor.authorForbes, Curtisen
dc.date.accessioned2024-04-03T00:45:05Z-
dc.date.available2024-04-03T00:45:05Z-
dc.date.issued2024-04-
dc.identifier.citationSynthese, 203(4), p. 1-23en
dc.identifier.issn1573-0964en
dc.identifier.issn0039-7857en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/58000-
dc.description.abstract<p>In recent years there has been a noticeable yet largely unacknowledged ‘pragmatic turn’ in the scientific realism debate, inspired in part by van Fraassen’s work on ‘epistemic stances’. Features of this new approach include: an ascent to the metalevel (the focus is not so much on whether scientific realism is true, but on the prior questions of the nature of the positions in this debate, how to decide whether to be a scientific realist, etc.); a reinterpretation of scientific realism and anti-realism as (or as closely associated with) stances or frameworks, rather than theories or beliefs; a move away from the previously dominant empirical-explanatory (i.e. quasi-scientific or naturalistic) conception of scientific realism, anti-realism, and their justification; and a stress on the pragmatic and values-based elements in the debate. The traditional scientific realism debate is concerned with determining which position is true, or most epistemically justified. The new approach by contrast is concerned with determining which position best serves certain values, e.g. is most useful, fruitful, or otherwise prudentially preferable. In this paper we try to bring together the various strands in this new orientation, summarise its key features, contrast it with superficially similar but opposing views, and explore the similarities and differences among some of its adherents. Given we are advocates of the turn, we also offer a defence of the value and fruitfulness of this reconceptualization of the debate.</p>en
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dc.titleThe pragmatic turn in the scientific realism debateen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11229-024-04528-9en
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local.contributor.firstnameSandy Cen
local.contributor.firstnameCurtisen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciencesen
local.profile.emailaboucher@une.edu.auen
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local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.publisher.placeGermanyen
local.identifier.runningnumber111en
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local.format.endpage23en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume203en
local.identifier.issue4en
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local.contributor.lastnameBoucheren
local.contributor.lastnameForbesen
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local.date.onlineversion2024-03-29-
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local.title.maintitleThe pragmatic turn in the scientific realism debateen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
local.search.authorBoucher, Sandy Cen
local.search.authorForbes, Curtisen
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local.year.available2024en
local.year.published2024en
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local.fileurl.openpublishedhttps://rune.une.edu.au/web/retrieve/6388a8db-ea5a-4f96-afb2-c34f2a4faa8fen
local.subject.for2020500204 History and philosophy of scienceen
local.subject.seo2020280119 Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studiesen
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