College of Marxism，Jiangsu Normal University, Xuzhou, China
As a representative of the new experimentalism, Hacking opposes the anti-realism of Kuhn, criticizing the reference theory of Putnam and responds to the thesis of incommensurability. He argues that scientific practice should be valued and puts forth the proposition “Experiment has a life of its own”. The experimental realism of Hacking has broken the tradition of theory-dominance, maintained scientific realism and defended the rationality of scientific theory. Hacking's response to the thesis of incommensurability is a scientific practice-oriented philosophy, which has an important enlightening significance to the development and research of contemporary practical philosophy.
Ian Hacking, Incommensurability, Reference theory, Experimental realism
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