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Realism and the Principle of Empiricism

(Original title: Realizmus a princíp empirizmu)
Organon F, 2012, vol. 19, Supplementary Issue 1, pp. 273-290.
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Abstract

There are many variants of scientific realism but few of them account for the role of testing by means of experience in empirical sciences. Moreover, if combined with a kind of empiricism, they usually lead to antirealism. The paper aims to expose causes as well as results of this perplexity. The solution is to revise empiricism quite radically, and to set its marriage with realism on methodological rather than epistemological level.

Keywords

empiricism, methodology, negativism, petitio principii, positivism, problem of induction, scientific realism

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