On Reichenbach’s argument for scientific realism

@article{Psillos2009OnRA,
  title={On Reichenbach’s argument for scientific realism},
  author={Stathis Psillos},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2009},
  volume={181},
  pages={23-40}
}
The aim of this paper is to articulate, discuss in detail and criticise Reichenbach’s sophisticated and complex argument for scientific realism. Reichenbach’s argument has two parts. The first part aims to show how there can be reasonable belief in unobservable entities, though the truth of claims about them is not given directly in experience. The second part aims to extent the argument of the first part to the case of realism about the external world, conceived of as a world of independently… CONTINUE READING