The Material Realization of Science

From Habermas to Experimentation and Referential Realism

  • Hans Radder

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 294)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Habermas and the Philosophy of Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Experimentation and Referential Realism

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 155-205

About this book


The book addresses the topical issue of scientific realism and it proposes a detailed account of a referential realism. This account exploits several fruitful ideas of Jürgen Habermas, it builds on an analysis of scientific experimentation, and it is developed through an in-depth case study of the history of quantum mechanics. The Revised edition, with a new postscript   situates the book within the recent debates on the issues under discussion.


Jürgen Habermas history of quantum mechanics quantum-mechanical measurement problem referential realism scientific experimentation

Authors and affiliations

  • Hans Radder
    • 1
  1. 1., Faculty of PhilosophyVU AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands

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