Metaphysical realism and idealisation

Damian Cox*

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In this paper I propose a version of metaphysical realism which I
believe to be resistent to a number of antirealist attacks - in particular the attacks of Hilary Putnam. In the first part of the paper I outline the position and describe a number of responses to obvious objections. In the second part I demonstrate how this version avoids the charges of incoherence laid against the realist by Putnam.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-487
Number of pages23
JournalPhilosophia (United States)
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


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