Realism, pluralism and assessing truth across scientific perspectives

Massimi, M. (Speaker)

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


In this paper, I assess recent claims in philosophy of science about scientific perspectivism being compatible with realism. I clarify the rationale for perspectival realism and the challenges it faces in striking a middle ground in between realism and epistemic pluralism. I focus on how knowledge claims can be regarded as true across different scientific perspectives, and I propose a new way of thinking about truth across scientific perspectives that in my view can deliver on the promise of realism while also being sensitive to epistemic pluralism.
Period30 Nov 2016
Held atCentral European University, Hungary