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A " RIP VAN WINKLE HYPOTHESIS " TO RESOLVE THE REALISM - ANTIREALISM DEBATE

Abbas, Dr. Afsar (2005) A " RIP VAN WINKLE HYPOTHESIS " TO RESOLVE THE REALISM - ANTIREALISM DEBATE. [Preprint]

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Abstract

The intensity of debate between the realists and antirealists shows no sign of abating. Here a new hypothesis is proposed to resolve the issue. The requirement of consistency and continuity are built-in in the methodology of this hypothesis. This new hypothesis supports realism.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:realism, antrealism, no-miracles agument
Subjects:Philosophy > Philosophy of Science
ID Code:4619
Deposited By:Abbas, Professor Afsar
Deposited On:15 Nov 2005
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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