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2014 | 21 | 1 | 3 – 21
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PESSIMISTIC INDUCTION AGAINST SCIENTIFIC REALISM

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There are nine antirealist explanations of the success of science in the literature. The author raise difficulties against all of them except the latest one, and then construct a pessimistic induction that the latest one will turn out to be problematic because its eight forerunners turned out to be problematic. This pessimistic induction is on a par with the traditional pessimistic induction that successful present scientific theories will be revealed to be false because successful past scientific theories were revealed to be false.
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  • Division of General Studies, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan 689-798, Republic of Korea, nature@unist.ac.kr
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