Electrones y huecos: Perspectivas en torno al debate sobre el realismo científico Academic Article in Scopus uri icon


  • The electron-hole pair that arises from the theory of semiconductors presents a challenge when using it as an historical case to address the debate on scientific realism. In this paper we present and defend our position on the status ofthat pair of particles, attending the paradox they present as similar entities from its theoretical description, but profoundly different from its ontological status. For this, we approach the problem from the perspective of a moderate realism sustained by a structural realism and aided by concepts about the emergence of properties and the action and operationalization of theoretical entities.

Publication date

  • January 1, 2018