Structural Realism : Continuity and its Limits

  title={Structural Realism : Continuity and its Limits},
  author={Alisa Bokulich and Peter Bokulich and Ioannis Votsis},
Structural realists of nearly all stripes endorse th structural continuity claim. Roughly speaking, this is the claim that the structure of successful scientific theories survives theory change because it has latc hed on to the structure of the world. In this paper I elaborate, elucidate and modify the structural continuity claim and its associated argument. I do so without presupposing a particular conception of structure that favours this or that kind of structural realis m. Instead I focus… CONTINUE READING