Scientific Realism

OHear: Chap. 6

Positivism

  1. Emphasis on verification or falsification: testability
  2. All genuine knowledge is base on sensory experience: Empiricism
  3. Humean slant on causation
  4. Anti-Essentialism
  5. Hostility to unobservable theoretical entities.
  6. Hostility to metaphysics

Inference to the Best Explanation

Scientific Laws and the Representation of Reality

The Absolute View of the World

Partial Views: Shröedinger's Cat