Keeping things in perspective

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Title: Keeping things in perspective
Author: Elgin, Catherine Z.
Citation: Elgin, Catherine Z. 2010. Keeping things in perspective. Philosophical Studies 150, no. 3: 439-447.
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Abstract: Scientific realism holds that scientific representations are utterly objective. They describe the way the world is, independent of any point of view. In Scientific Representation, van Fraassen argues otherwise. If science is to afford an understanding of nature, it must be grounded in evidence. Since evidence is perspectival, science cannot vindicate its claims using only utterly objective representations. For science to do its job, it must involve perspectival representations. I explicate this argument and show its power.
Published Version: doi:10.1007/s11098-010-9547-7
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