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VI-N ominalistic A dequacy

Abstract:
Instrumentalist nominalism responds to the indispensability arguments by rejecting the demand that successful mathematicized scientific theories be nominalized, and instead claiming merely that such theories are nominalistically adequate: the concreta behave 'as if' the theory is true. This article examines some definitions of the concept of nominalistic adequacy and concludes with some considerations against instrumentalist nominalism. © 2011 The Aristotelian Society.

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Journal:
Proceedings of the Aristotelean Society
Volume:
111
Issue:
2 PART 2
Pages:
201-217
Publication date:
2011-04-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1467-9264
ISSN:
0066-7374
URN:
uuid:4317a1a5-34f9-4c88-9737-f86021ddf14e
Source identifiers:
353224
Local pid:
pubs:353224
Language:
English

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