CPA Book Prize 2009: “Chakravartty’s A Metaphysics for Scientific Realism: Knowing the Unobservable is an outstanding study in the philosophy of science that makes very important contributions to metaphysics and epistemology. The book skillfully develops an original and rich version of scientific realism, which is the view that the best scientific theories correctly describe both observable and unobservable parts of the world. The author provides strong arguments for substantial positions concerning the nature of properties, structures, causality, natural kinds, and approximate truth. The writing is clear and compelling, and the result is a strong contribution to the understanding of scientific knowledge.”


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