Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy

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Internal Realism in the Philosophy of Science: A Critical Appraisal

CC Emedolu


Internal realism is a species of idealism which holds that the human mind is totally responsible for what we call reality.This implies that all scientific theories are mental constructions that can not be linked to any external world. In as much as there are some idealistic and linguistic oddities in this doctrine as expressed by Hilary Putman, this paper tends to see some merits in it and some element of realism in it. Methods of exposition and analysis are adapted in this paper.

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