Surrealism Is Not an Alternative to Scientific Realism

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Title
Surrealism Is Not an Alternative to Scientific Realism
Author
Park, Seungbae
Issue Date
2019-12
Publisher
Institute for Economic and Social Research of the Romanian Academy
Citation
LOGOS & EPISTEME, v.10, no.4, pp.379 - 393
Abstract
Surrealism holds that observables behave as if T were true, whereas scientific realism holds that T is true. Surrealism and scientific realism give different explanations of why T is empirically adequate. According to surrealism, T is empirically adequate because observables behave as if it were true. According to scientific realism, T is empirically adequate because it is true. I argue that the surrealist explanation merely clarifies the concept of empirical adequacy, whereas the realist explanation makes an inductive inference about T. Therefore, the surrealist explanation is a conceptual one, whereas the realist explanation is an empirical one, and the former is not an alternative to the latter.
URI
https://scholarworks.unist.ac.kr/handle/201301/31137
URL
https://www.pdcnet.org/logos-episteme/content/logos-episteme_2019_0010_0004_0379_0393
DOI
10.5840/logos-episteme201910435
ISSN
2069-0533
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