Van Fraassen, Bas C. 1941-
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Most widely held works by Bas C Van Fraassen
The scientific image by Bas C Van Fraassen ( Book )
40 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presenting an empiricist alternative to both logical positivism and scientific realism, this book insists on a literal understanding of the language of science and on an irreducibly pragmatic dimension of theory acceptance
The empirical stance by Bas C Van Fraassen ( )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What is empiricism and what could it be? Bas C. van Fraassen, one of the world's foremost contributors to philosophical logic and the philosophy of science, here undertakes a fresh consideration of these questions and offers a program for renewal of the empiricist tradition. The empiricist tradition is not and could not be defined by common doctrines but embodies a certain stance in philosophy, van Fraassen says. This stance is displayed first of all in a searing recurrent critique of metaphysics, and second in a focus on experience that requires a voluntarist view of belief and opinion."--Jacket
Laws and symmetry by Bas C Van Fraassen ( Book )
29 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Laws and Symmetry's' three main objectives are: first, to show the failure of current philosophical accounts of laws of nature; second, to refute arguments for the reality of laws of nature; third, to contribute to an epistemology and a philosophy of science antithetical to such metaphysical notions
Quantum mechanics an empiricist view by Bas C Van Fraassen ( )
11 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author argues that quantum theory admits a plurality of interpretations, each aiding further understanding of the theory, but also advocating specifically the Copenhagen Variant of the Modal Interpretation. That variant is applied to topics like the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox and the problem of 'identical' particles
An introduction to the philosophy of time and space by Bas C Van Fraassen ( Book )
10 editions published between 1970 and 1985 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Images of science : essays on realism and empiricism, with a reply from Bas C. van Fraassen by Bas C Van Fraassen ( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientific representation : paradoxes of perspective by Bas C Van Fraassen ( Book )
20 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author presents an original exploration of how we represent the world. He investigates the nature of representation in both science and art, defends a distinctive position in contemporary philosophy of science, and illuminates the complex relationship between appearance and reality
Formal semantics and logic by Bas C Van Fraassen ( Book )
10 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Derivation and counterexample; an introduction to philosophical logic by Karel Lambert ( Book )
8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in ontology : essays by Bas C Van Fraassen ( Book )
5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Possibilities and paradox : an introduction to modal and many-valued logic by J. C Beall ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The book opens up topics to debate, suitable for an intermediate course in logic. Each chapter contains innovative features that guide us through the subject: exercises to give students hands-on experience, examples to demonstrate the application of concepts, and lists of further reading."--BOOK JACKET
Current issues in quantum logic by Enrico G Beltrametti ( Book )
5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Existence and explanation : essays presented in honor of Karel Lambert ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Logic bivalence and denotation by Ermanno Bencivenga ( Book )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lois et symétrie by Bas C Van Fraassen ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bas C. van Fraassen : the fortunes of empiricism by Andreas Berg-Hildebrand ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""Participation in the Münstersche Vorlesungen zur Philosophie 2005 was an honor and a genuine intellectual pleasure for me. The symposium, with all its contributions by the Münster faculty and students, was a wonderfully valuable experience. I can hardly do justice to its spirit of free discussion, or adequately express my thanks, by these short replies. But I think that they will testify clearly to the stimulation the symposium provided and to how much I learned from this exchange."" Bas van Fraassen
Erklären und Verstehen in der Wissenschaft by Gerhard Schurz ( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Topics in the foundation of statistics by Bas C Fraassen ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Foundational research focuses on the theory, but theories are to be related also to other theories, experiments, facts in their domains, data, and to their uses in applications, whether of prediction, control, or explanation. A theory is to be identified through its class of models, but not so narrowly as to disallow these roles. The language of science is to be studied separately, with special reference to the relations listed above, and to the consequent need for resources other than for theoretical description. Peculiar to the foundational level are questions of completeness (specifically in the representation of measurement), and of interpretation (a topic beset with confusions of truth and evidence, and with inappropriate metalinguistic abstraction)
Foundations of the causal theory of time by Bas C Van Fraassen ( Book )
5 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Images of empiricism : essays on science and stances, with a reply from Bas C. van Fraassen by Bradley John Monton ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 specially written essays discuss topics from the work of Bas 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'
Abduction (Logic) Biology Causation Constructivism (Philosophy) Einstein, Albert, Empiricism Existentialism Explanation Fine, Arthur Hanson, Norwood Russell Hempel, Carl G.--(Carl Gustav), Knowledge, Theory of Kuhn, Thomas S Lambert, Karel, Laudan, Larry Logic Logic, Symbolic and mathematical Many-valued logic Mathematical statistics Metaphysics Modality (Logic) Modality (Theory of knowledge) Necessity (Philosophy) Ontology Philosophy Philosophy, Modern Philosophy and science Philosophy of nature Physics Pragmatism Predicate (Logic) Presupposition (Logic) Quantum logic Quantum theory Quantum theory--Philosophy Quine, W. V.--(Willard Van Orman) Realism Science Science--Methodology Science--Philosophy Semantics (Philosophy) Space and time Statistics Symmetry Time Van Fraassen, Bas C.,
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