Models, Idealisations, and Realism

Publication Year:
2015
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11739
Author(s):
Saatsi, Juha
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I explore a challenge that idealisations pose to scientific realism and argue that the realist can best accommodate idealisations by capitalising on certain modal features of idealised models that are underwritten by laws of nature.