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, Volume 21, Issue 10, pp 1419–1435 | Cite as

Mario Bunge’s Scientific Realism



This paper presents and comments on Mario Bunge’s scientific realism. After a brief introduction in Sects. 1 and 2 outlines Bunge’s conception of realism. Focusing on the case of quantum mechanics, Sect. 3 explores how his approach plays out for problematic theories. Section 4 comments on Bunge’s project against the background of the current debate on realism in contemporary analytic philosophy.


Quantum Mechanic Successful Theory Empirical Success Copenhagen Interpretation Constructive Empiricism 
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  1. 1.CUNY Graduate Center and Queens College CUNYCity University of New YorkNew York CityUSA

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