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Images of Empiricism: Essays on Science and Stances, with a Reply from Bas C. van Fraassen

Bradley Monton

Abstract

This book contains thirteen specially written chapters which discuss topics from the work of Bas C. van Fraassen, one of the most important contemporary philosophers of science. The central and unifying theme of the book is empiricism, an approach which van Fraassen developed most fully in The Scientific Image and The Empirical Stance. Thirteen experts examine van Fraassen's defence of scientific anti-realism (which he sees as a core tenet of empiricism), as well as his claim that adopting a philosophical position like empiricism does not consist of holding a particular set of beliefs, but is ... More

Keywords: Bas C. van Fraassen, The Scientific Image, The Empirical Stance, anti-realism, set of beliefs, stance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199218844
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218844.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bradley Monton, editor
University of Colorado at Boulder
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