Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Boyd, R.
 
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Science Fractions I 8
Science/Theory/Richard Boyd/Putnam: (attributed to him by Putnam):
1. The terms of a mature science typically refer.
2. Accepted theories in mature science are typically approximately true.
3. The same term can refer to the same in different theories.
Fraasses: all of these are not definitions.
Truth/realism/Fraassen truth must, according to these statements, play an important role for the formulation of the realistic position. After that we can tentatively define:
Definition scientific realism/Fraassen: Science aims to deliver a literally true story of how the world is.

Boyd I
Richard Boyd
The Philosophy of Science Cambridge 1991


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