Hacking's Experimental Realism

@article{Resnik1994HackingsER,
  title={Hacking's Experimental Realism},
  author={David B. Resnik},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Philosophy},
  year={1994},
  volume={24},
  pages={395 - 411}
}
  • D. Resnik
  • Published 1 August 1994
  • Philosophy, Education
  • Canadian Journal of Philosophy
Traditional debates about scientific realism tend to focus on issues concerning scientific representation (broadly speaking) and de-emphasize issues concerning scientific intervention. Questions about the relation between theories and the world, the nature of scientific inference, and the structure of scientific explanations have occupied a central place in the realism debate, while questions about experimentation and technology have not. Ian Hacking's experimental realism attempts to reverse… 

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