The Routledge Handbook of Scientific Realism edited by Dr Juha Saatsi has been published.
Scientific realism is a central, long-standing, and hotly debated topic in philosophy of science. Debates about scientific realism concern the very nature and extent of scientific knowledge and progress. Scientific realists defend a positive epistemic attitude towards our best theories and models, regarding how they represent the world unobservable to our naked senses. Various realist theses are under sceptical fire from scientific antirealists, e.g. empiricists and instrumentalists. The different dimensions of the ensuing debate centrally connect to numerous other topics in philosophy of science and beyond.
The Routledge Handbook of Scientific Realism is an outstanding reference source the first collection of its kind to the key issues, positions, and arguments
- Historical development of the realist stance
- Classic debate: core issues and positions
- Perspectives on contemporary debates
- The realism debate in disciplinary context
- Broader reflections