A new twist to the No Miracles Argument for the success of science

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J. D. Trout has recently developed a new defense of scientific realism, a new version of the No Miracles Argument. I critically evaluate Trout's novel defense of realism. I argue that Trout's argument for scientific realism and the related explanation for the success of science are self-defeating. In the process of arguing against the traditional realist strategies for explaining the success of science, he inadvertently undermines his own argument.
Original languageEnglish
JournalStudies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A
Volume69
Pages (from-to)86-89
Number of pages4
ISSN0039-3681
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2018

    Research areas

  • No Miracles Argument; , Success of science;, Scientific realism

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