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Instrumentalism in the Galileo Affair

In his unpublished notes from 1615, commenting on Cardinal Bellarmine’s Letter to Foscarini, the Carmelite Father, Galileo wrote as follows: It is of the highest prudence to believe that there is no demonstration of the mobility of the earth until … Continue reading

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Feyerabend’s methodological argument for realism

This is a slightly amended discussion of a methodological argument for scientific realism due to Feyerabend, focusing on a difficulty that arose from considering Einstein’s study of Brownian motion and the transition from the phenomenological to kinetic theories of gases. … Continue reading

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