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Images of empiricism : essays on science and stances, with a reply from Bas C. van Fraassen

Author: Bradley John Monton
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Mind Association occasional series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thirteen specially written essays discuss topics from the work of the leading philosopher of science Bas van Fraassen. The unifying theme is empiricism. Included is an extensive and intriguing reply  Read more...

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Images of empiricism.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)989692203
Named Person: Bas C Van Fraassen; Bas C Van Fraassen; Bas C Van Fraassen
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bradley John Monton
ISBN: 9780199218844 0199218846
OCLC Number: 154806579
Description: x, 390 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The scientific image --
Constructive empiricism and the argument from underdetermination / Maarten Van Dyck --
Why be hanged for even a lamb? / Nancy Cartwright --
The epistemology of constructive empiricism / James Ladyman --
Underdetermination and evidence / Alexander Bird --
An empiricist critique of constructive empiricism : the aim of science / Philip Percival --
Accepting contradictions / Peter Lipton --
Putting a bridle on irrationality : an appraisal of van Fraassen's new epistemology / Stathis Psillos --
The empirical stance --
Taking an empirical stance / Ernan McMullin --
Six degrees of speculation : metaphysics in empirical contexts / Anjan Chakravartty --
The dilemma of empiricist belief / Chad Mohler --
Materialism, stances, and open-mindedness / Michel Bitbol --
Must empiricism be a stance, and could it be one? how to be an empiricist and a philosopher at the same time / Anja Jauernig --
Farewell to empiricism / Dien Ho --
Van Fraassen's reply --
From a view of science to a new empiricism / Bas C. van Fraassen.
Series Title: Mind Association occasional series.
Responsibility: [edited by] Bradley Monton.
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