Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/856
Author(s):
Paul Needham
artifact description
Philosophers frequently cite Dalton?s chemical atomism, and its 19th century developments, as a prime example of inference to the best explanation. This was a controversial issue in its time. But the critics are dismissed as positivist-inspired antirealists with no interest in explanation. Is this a reasonable assessment?

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