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Images of Science : Essays on Realism and Empiricism with Replies from Bas C.Van Frassen - Paul M. Churchland

Images of Science

Essays on Realism and Empiricism with Replies from Bas C.Van Frassen

By: Paul M. Churchland (Editor), C. A. Hooker (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st January 1985
ISBN: 9780226106540
Number Of Pages: 352

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"Churchland and Hooker have collected ten papers by prominent philosophers of science which challenge van Fraassen's thesis from a variety of realist perspectives. Together with van Fraassen's extensive reply . . . these articles provide a comprehensive picture of the current debate in philosophy of science between realists and anti-realists."--Jeffrey Bub and David MacCallum, "Foundations of Physics Letters"

Prefacep. vii
Essays Addressed to Bas C. van Fraassen
Lex Orandi est Lex Credendip. 3
The Ontological Status of Observables: In Praise of the Superempirical Virtuesp. 35
What Science Aims to Dop. 48
Constructive Realismp. 75
Explanation and Realismp. 99
Scientific Realism versus Constructive Empiricism: A Dialoguep. 118
Do We See through a Microscope?p. 132
Surface Dazzle, Ghostly Depths: An Exposition and Critical Evaluation of van Fraassen's Vindication of Empiricism against Realismp. 153
Realism versus Constructive Empiricismp. 197
What Can Theory Tell Us about Observation?p. 222
Bas C. van Fraassen Replies to His Critics
Empiricism in the Philosophy of Sciencep. 245
List of Contributorsp. 309
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ISBN: 9780226106540
ISBN-10: 0226106543
Series: Science & Its Conceptual Foundations S.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st January 1985
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.42

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