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

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

Edited by Bradley (University of Colorado at Boulder) Monton

Part of the Mind Association Occasional Series series

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Thirteen specially written essays 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 volume is empiricism, an approach which van Fraassen developed most fully in The Scientific Image and The Empirical Stance. Thirteen of the world's leading experts in the field examine van Fraassen's defence of scientific anti-realism (which he sees as a coretenet of empiricism), as well as his claim that adopting a philosophical position like empiricism does not consist in holding a particular set of beliefs, but is rather a matter of taking a stance. Images of Empiricism concludes with an extensive and intriguing reply by van Fraassen, in which he develops and correctshis old views, and offers new insights into the nature of science, empiricism, and philosophy itself.

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