Work in Progress

1. Scientific Realism and the 1811 Gill Slit Prediction (Peter Vickers)

2. The Status of the Success-to-Truth Inference (Peter Vickers)

3. Understanding the Selective Realist Defence against the PMI (Peter Vickers)

4. Why Kirchhoff’s Approximation Works (Peter Vickers)


Lyons, T. D. (2002): ‘Scientific Realism and the Pessimistic Meta-Modus Tollens’, in S. Clarke and T. D. Lyons (eds), Recent Themes in the Philosophy of Science: Scientific Realism and Commonsense, Dordrecht: Kluwer, pp.63–90.

Lyons, T. D., (2003): ‘Explaining the Success of a Scientific Theory’, Philosophy of Science, 70(5), pp. 891-901.

Lyons, T. D., (2005): ‘Toward a Purely Axiological Scientific Realism’, Erkenntnis, 63(2), pp. 167-204.

Lyons, T. D. (2006): ‘Scientific Realism and the Stratagema de Divide et Impera’, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 57(3), pp.537-560.

Lyons, T. D. (2009a): ‘Non-Competitor Conditions in the Scientific Realism Debate’, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 23(1), pp.65-84.

Lyons, T. D. (2009b): ‘Criteria for Attributing Predictive Responsibility in the Scientific Realism Debate: Deployment, Essentiality, Belief, Retention...’, Human Affairs, 19(2), pp.138-152.

Lyons, T.D. (2011): ‘The Problem of Deep Competitors and the Pursuit of Unknowable Truths’, Journal for General Philosophy of Science, 42(2), pp. 317-338.

Lyons, T. D. (2012): ‘Axiological Scientific Realism and Methodological Prescription’, Chapter 17 of H. W. de Regt, S. Hartmann, and S. Okasha (eds.), EPSA Philosophy of Science: Amsterdam 2009, Springer, pp.187-198.

Lyons, T.D. (2013): ‘A Historically Informed Modus Ponens Against Scientific Realism: Articulation, Critique, and Restoration’, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 27(4), pp.369-392.

Lyons, T.D. (2015): 'Scientific Realism', in P. Humphreys (ed), Oxford Handbook for Philosophy of Science, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lyons, T. D. (2016): 'Structural realism versus deployment realism: A comparative evaluation', Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 59, pp.95-105.

Lyons, T. D. (2017a): ‘Epistemic selectivity, historical threats, and the non-epistemic tenets of scientific realism’, Synthese,194(9): 3203-3219.

Lyons, T. D. (2017a): 'Systematicity theory meets Socratic scientific realism: the systematic quest for truth', Synthese 1-29.

Lyons, T. D. (2018): ‘Four Challenges to Epistemic Scientific Realism – and the Socratic Alternative’, forthcoming in a special issue of Spontaneous Generations.

Rossetter, T. (2018): 'Realism on the rocks: Novel success and James Hutton's theory of the earth', Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 67, pp.1-13.

Shan, Y. (2018): 'Kuhn's "Wrong Turning" and Legacy Today', Synthese 1-26.

Vickers, P. (2008): ‘Frisch, Muller, and Belot on an inconsistency in classical electrodynamics’, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 59(4), pp.767–792.

Vickers, P. (2009): ‘Was Newtonian cosmology really inconsistent?’, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 40(3), pp.197–208.

Vickers, P. (2012): ‘Historical Magic in Old Quantum Theory?European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 2(1), pp.1-19.

Vickers, P. (2013a): Understanding Inconsistent Science, Oxford: OUP.

Vickers, P (2013b): 'A Confrontation of Convergent Realism', Philosophy of Science, 80(2), pp.189-211.

Vickers, P. (2016a): Why Kirchhoff's Approximation Works. In Gustav Robert Kirchhoff's Treatise “On the Theory of Light Rays” (1882). Klaus Hentschel & Ning Yan Zhu World Scientific.

Vickers, P. (2016b): Towards a realistic success-to-truth inference for scientific realism. Synthese 1-15.

Vickers, P. (2017): ‘Understanding the selective realist defence against the PMI’, Synthese, 194(9): 3221-3232.

Vickers, P. (2018a): ‘Historical Challenges to Realism’, in J. Saatsi (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Scientific Realism, Routledge.

Vickers, P. (2018b): ‘Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism?’, forthcoming in a C. Forbes (ed.) special issue of Spontaneous Generations, entitled ‘The Future of the Scientific Realism Debate’.

Vickers, P. (2018c): 'Disarming the Ultimate Historical Challenge to Scientific Realism', forthcoming in the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.