Scientific Pluralism and Inconsistency Toleration

  • Dunja Šešelja , Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany). Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Ghent University (Belgium)
Keywords: inconsistency toleration, scientific pluralism, scientific theories


In this paper I examine the problem of inconsistency toleration in the context of scientific pluralism. I argue that, first of all, the notion of inconsistency toleration has to be qualified with respect to the evaluative attitude that one takes towards a given scientific theory or theories. Second, I show which types of inconsistency toleration are compatible with two major approaches to scientific pluralism, the so-called modest and the radical one. In view of this I suggest some points of demarcation between these two approaches.

How to Cite
Šešelja, D. (2018). Scientific Pluralism and Inconsistency Toleration. HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies, 10(32), 1-29. Retrieved from