Among the many varieties of realism in contemporary philosophy of science, perspectivism – or better, perspectival realism – is one of the latest attempts at a middle ground in between scientific realism and antirealism.1 What kind of middle ground can perspectival realism possibly deliver which has not already been explored by structural realism, semi-realism, entity realism, and selective realism, among others? In this chapter, I clarify (i) what perspectivism is, (ii) whether it can be made compatible with realism, and (iii) what it has to offer in terms of novel middle ground.

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Massimi, M. (2018) Perspectivism, in J. Saatsi (ed) The Routledge Handbook of Scientific Realism (pp.164-175). Oxford: Routledge