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Epistemology & Philosophy of Science

Volume 41, Issue 3, 2014

Tian Yu Cao
Pages 72-81
DOI: 10.5840/eps201441352

Incomplete, but Real
A constructivist Account of Reference

Various theories of referent are critically but briefly surveyed from the perspective of structural realism; a constructivist version of structural realist account of referent is outlined, and its implications for history of science and for descriptive metaphysics are briefly indicated.