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1

Empiricist? Associate to who?

van Frassen: Just need to "save the phenomena"

-can accept but not believe

2

Instrumentalist? Associate to who?

Theories are just tools to predict
-no statement on unobservables or assumption of truth

3

NMA?

No miracles argument

Realism is the only theory which can explain the continued success of science

4

IBE?

Inference to the best explanation (Psillos)

Accepting theories as approximately true provides the best explanation of their success. So they must be true.