Peter Lipton, Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge Unviersity
Stathis Psillos has written a superb analysis and defense of scientific realism. Scientific Realism is a fine contribution to understanding the nature of scientific knowledge.
Paul Thagard, Professor of Philosophy, University of Waterloo
Stathis Psillos has written the definitive treatment of scientific realism. He ranges widely, from the founding fathers of modern philosophy of science, through detailed studies of crucial scientific episodes, to the intricacies of current debate. Yet he is entirely sure-footed throughout, telling us exactly what we need to know at each stage, with ease and elegance. This authoritative stufy will become an essential resource for students and experts alike
David Papineau, Kings College London
Psillio's book presents an excellent overview of the central components of current scientific realism, the main challenges to it, and the most promising strategies for defending it.
Gerald Doppelt, University of California, San Diego, The Philosophical Review, March 2003