Friday, 21 October 2011
The Fair Judge and the Cruel Realist
Leah Henderson, CPS Visiting Scholar
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
817R Cathedral of Learning
Abstract: In this talk I will compare two different pictures of empirical support for scientific theories. I suggest that these differing pictures may underlie part of the disagreement between the scientific realist and the antirealist. I will illustrate the argument with the example of the Copernican revolution.