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An " Instrumentalism to Realism " Hypothesis

Abbas, Dr. Afsar (2005) An " Instrumentalism to Realism " Hypothesis. [Preprint]

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Abstract

It is proposed here that all successful and complete theories always proceed through an intermediate stage of instrumentalism to the final stage of realism. Examples from history of science ( both classical and modern ) in support of this hypothesis are presented.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:realism, antirealism, instrumentalism
Subjects:Philosophy > Philosophy of Science
ID Code:4618
Deposited By:Abbas, Professor Afsar
Deposited On:15 Nov 2005
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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