Truth and Representation in Science : Two Inspirations from Art Anjan Chakravartty

@inproceedings{Chakravartty2007TruthAR,
  title={Truth and Representation in Science : Two Inspirations from Art Anjan Chakravartty},
  author={Anjan Chakravartty},
  year={2007}
}
Realists regarding scientific knowledge – those who think that our best scientific representations truly describe both observable and unobservable aspects of the natural world – have special need of a notion of approximate truth. Since theories and models are rarely considered true simpliciter, the realist requires some means of making sense of the claim that they may be false and yet close to the truth, and increasingly so over time. In this paper, I suggest that traditional approaches to… CONTINUE READING

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