The book is organized so as to help the
reader develop his/her own reconciliation
between concepts related to scientific realism
and pragmatic constructivism.
Explanation (what is an explanation, what
counts as an explanation, why do we use
explanation, when does explanation suffice,
and when does explanation disappoint) is
always the focus. Our contributed texts
are edited from the talks and discussions held
at the conference and then are tied together
with extensive references to real life cases
and running commentary.