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Review: Recurrent Transient Underdetermination and the Glass Half Full

Reviewed Work: Exceeding Our Grasp by Kyle Stanford
Review by: Peter Godfrey-Smith
Philosophical Studies: An International Journal for Philosophy in the Analytic Tradition
Vol. 137, No. 1, Selected Papers from the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, 2007 Meeting (Jan., 2008), pp. 141-148
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40208786
Page Count: 8
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Abstract

Kyle Stanford's arguments against scientific realism are assessed, with a focus on the underdetermination of theory by evidence. I argue that discussions of underdetermination have neglected a possible symmetry which may ameliorate the situation.

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