Against scientific realism : new arguments from inconceivability
Workshop on Modal Epistemology and the Philosophy of Science
University of Southern Denmark
There are several existing arguments against scientific realism which rely on the notion that key alternatives are (synchronically or diachronically) inconceivable. But there are other such arguments which have remained unarticulated. In this paper presentation, Rowbottom would chart the possibility space of such arguments, and outline some promising novel arguments for anti-realism.
Rowbottom, D. (2013, September). Against scientific realism: New arguments from inconceivability. Paper presented at the Workshop on Modal Epistemology and the Philosophy of Science, Odense, Denmark.