Epistemic Structural Realism and Poincaré’s Philosophy of Science

@article{Brading2017EpistemicSR,
  title={Epistemic Structural Realism and Poincar{\'e}’s Philosophy of Science},
  author={K. Brading and E. Crull},
  journal={HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={7},
  pages={108 - 129}
}
  • K. Brading, E. Crull
  • Published 2017
  • Philosophy
  • HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science
Recent discussions of structuralist approaches to scientific theories have stemmed primarily from John Worrall’s “Structural Realism” in which he defends a position (since characterized “epistemic structural realism”) whose historical roots he attributes to Poincaré. In the renewed debate inspired by Worrall, it is thus not uncommon to find Poincaré’s name associated with various structuralist positions. However, Poincaré’s structuralism is deeply entwined with neo-Kantianism and the roles of… Expand
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