ASPECTS AND PROSPECTS OF REALISM IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

Abstract: 

The core of the proposal will be the issue of scientific realism. Research will cover all aspects of the scientific realism debate, including the metaphysics of scientific realism and its epistemology.

Emphasis will be given to the following:

  • The sceptical challenges to the claim that science offers knowledge of the deep structure of the world.
  • The broader metaphysical commitments concerning the fundamental structure of reality that follow from current scientific theories (laws, necessity, nature of properties, causation).
  • The philosophical consequences of modern theories concerning the relation between the subject and the world.
  • The status of models and in particular their representational content.
  • The objectivity and rationality of scientific method and the special role that experiment might play as a key to ontological commitment.
  • The problem of conceptual change and its implications for scientific progress and convergent realism.
  • The theories of confirmation and explanation and the framework within which the relation between science and truth can be understood.
  • The relations of the modern worldview with the Aristotelian conception of nature.
  • The consequences of the use of mathematics in scientific theories via the reality of abstract objects and the nominalisation of scientific theories. All these lines of research will converge to the development of a broad and general framework within which the scientific realism debate should be conducted.

Project info

Acronym:
APRePoSMa
Scientific Coordinator:
Psillos Stathis
Research Team 2 Leader:
Sfendoni-Mentzou Dimitra
Research Team 3 Leader:
Arageorgis Aristidis

Stats

I.D.:
867
Mis:
375791
Duration (months):
48
Budget:
599 150.00
Diavgeia:
ΑΔΑ: Β4ΩΚ9-Δ2Γ

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