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Da Costa and French explore the consequences of adopting a "pragmatic" notion of truth in the philosophy of science-in other words, accepting a theory as valid when it may only be partially true rather than wholly true. Their framework sheds new light on issues dealing with belief, theory acceptance, and the realism-antirealism debate, as well as the nature of scientific models and their heuristic development.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195156515
ISBN-10: 019515651X
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 165mm x 23mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Newton C. A. da Costa

Newton da Costa is a Member of the Research Group on Logic and Foundations at the Institute of Advanced Study of the University of Sao Paolo. Steven French is Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Leeds."

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