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A Realist Theory of Science
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Preface
Introduction
Introduction (cont.)

Chapter 1. Philosophy and Scientific Realism

  1. Two Sides of 'Knowledge'

  2. Three Traditions in the Philosophy of Science
  3. The Transcendental Analysis of Experience
  4. The Status of Ontology and Its Dissolution in Classical Philosophy
  5. Ontology Vindicated and The Real Basis of Causal Laws
    Ontology Vindicated and The Real Basis of Causal Laws (cont.)
  6. A Sketch of a Critique of Empirical Realism

Chapter 2. Actualism and the Concept of Closure

  1. Introduction: On the Actuality of the Causal Connection

  2. Regularity Determinism and the Quest for a Closure
  3. The Classical Paradigm of Action
  4. Actualism and Transcendental Realism: The Interpretation of Normic Statements
  5. Autonomy and Reduction
  6. Explanation in Open Systems
     
    Appendix. Orthodox Philosophy of Science and the Implications of Open Systems

Chapter 3. The Logic of Scientific Discovery

  1. Introduction: On the Contingency of the Causal Connection

  2. The Surplus-Element in the Analysis of Law-like Statements: A Critique of the Theory of Models
  3. Natual Necessity and Natural Kinds: The Stratification of Nature and The Stratification of Science
  4. The Social Production of Knowledge by Means of Knowledge
  5. Objections to the Account of Natural Necessity Proposed
  6. The Problem of Induction
     
    Appendix. Natural Tendencies and Causal Powers

Chapter 4. Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Science

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