Epistemology & Philosophy of Science

Volume 41, Issue 3, 2014

Tian Yu Cao
Pages 72-81

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.