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Readership: Advanced students and scholars of philosophy
Michael Devitt, City University of New York
"Through these articles, Devitt has consistently done more than perhaps anyone else to clarify what is at issue generally in the realism debates and to provide the strongest possible defences of realism in a number of different domains. Both realists and antirealists owe him a lot for this important contribution. Devitt's writing also always moves heavyweight intellectual objects in a way that is always clear, accessible, and devoid of any unnecessary jargon or technicalities. I hope that, like his realist views, his style too will continue to influence young philosophers." - Mind
1: "Ostrich Nominalism" or "Mirage Realism"?
Postscript to "'Ostrich Nominalism' or 'Mirage Realism'?"
2: Aberrations of the Realism Debate
Postscript to "Aberrations of the Realism Debate"
3: Underdetermination and Commonsense Realism
4: Scientific Realism
Postscript to "Scientific Realism"
5: Incommensurability and the Priority of Metaphysics
Postscript to "Incommensurability and the Priority of Metaphysics"
6: Global Response Dependency and Worldmaking
7: The Metaphysics of Nonfactualism
8: The Metaphysics of Truth
9: Moral Realism: A Naturalistic Perspective
10: Natural Kinds and Biological Realisms
11: Resurrecting Biological Essentialism
12: Naturalism and the A Priori
13: No Place for the A Priori
15: On Determining What There Isn't