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Interpretation, Constraint, and the Prospects of Scientific RealismI explore the interaction between theory-based interpretations of scientific evidence and constraints on theories provided by that evidence. Interpretation is often viewed as a source of error and a reason for scepticism about scientific results. But, I argue, while interpretation does generate epistemic risk, it also points to new sources of evidence that can constrain our theories. This is especially clear in the developmentdoi:10.2478/v10023-009-0030-z fatcat:tdhhghbewvbnzpq26c7efm47by