Critical Scientific Realism

Synopsis

Ilkka Niiniluoto comes to the rescue of realism in the philosophy of science. Philosophical realism holds that the aim of a particular discourse is to make true statements about its subject-matter. Niiniluoto surveys different kinds of realism in various areas of philosophy, then sets out his own critical realist philosophy of science, characterizing scientific progress in terms of increasing truthlikeness, and defends this theory against its rivals.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Ilkka Niiniluoto
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford
Publication year:
  • 2002