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    Relational Realism
    Dissertation, University of Minnesota. 1998.
    The debates concerning scientific realism are extremely complex. Different philosophers have defined the key terms differently, making it difficult to trace coherent and well-connected lines of argument. In addition, the debate occurs on different levels: a general philosophical level, the level of science studies, and the level of philosophy of science. I examine major issues in these debates at all three levels and apply a method of analysis that reveals that what is really at issue is not so …Read more