Thursday, February 26, 2009

David Papineau on Scientific Realism by philosophybites

Scientists talk about sub-atomic particles which are invisible to the eye. Do such particles really exist? Or are they simply convenient fictions that, for the moment at least, explain the observable phenomena? David Papineau discusses and defends scientific realism in this episode of Philosophy Bites.
Direct download: David_Papineau_on_Scientific_Realism.mp3
Category: David Papineau -- posted at: 10:40 AM

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