Series Editor's Preface Acknowledgements Introduction The Concept of Idealization The Ubiquity of Idealization and Its Logic Epistemic Access, Confirmation and Idealization Idealization, Inference to the Best Explanation and Scientific Realism References Index
MICHAEL SHAFFER is Associate Professor of Philosophy at St. Cloud State University, USA. He is the author of The Experimental Turn and the Methods of Philosophy, co-editor of What Place for the A Priori? and has published many articles about epistemology, logic and the philosophy of science.