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Representing the world by scientific theories

Herman C. D. G. de Regt

Representing the world by scientific theories

the case for scientific realism

by Herman C. D. G. de Regt

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Published by Tilburg University Press in Tilburg, The Netherlands .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Realism.,
  • Science -- Philosophy.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-310) and index.

    StatementHerman C.D.G. de Regt.
    SeriesStudies in general philosophy of science
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ175.32.R42 R44 1994
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 320 p. :
    Number of Pages320
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL872501M
    ISBN 109036196655
    LC Control Number95158123


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