Dr Juha Saatsi awarded British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship

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The 12-month Fellowship based in the School of PRHS at the University of Leeds is entitled "Scientific realism reinvigorated: How to think about scientific progress and knowledge in the 21st century"

Questions about the nature of scientific knowledge and progress are as old as modern science itself. This project aims to provide a novel philosophical analysis of scientific knowledge that is more sensitive to various differences in how scientific theories explain and yield empirical successes, so as to capture scientific progress in more case-specific terms that forgo much-criticised overly general claims and arguments of the entrenched “scientific realism" debate.