Scientific Theory Eliminativism

@inproceedings{Vickers2014ScientificTE,
  title={Scientific Theory Eliminativism},
  author={Peter Vickers},
  year={2014}
}
The philosopher of science faces overwhelming disagreement in the literature on the definition, nature, structure, ontology, and content of scientific theories. These disagreements are at least partly responsible for disagreements in many of the debates in the discipline which put weight on the concept scientific theory. I argue that available theories of theories and conceptual analyses of theory are ineffectual options for addressing this difficulty: they do not move debates forward in a… CONTINUE READING