By Wenceslao J. Gonzalez
This ebook analyzes Bas van Fraassen’s characterization of illustration and types in technological know-how. during this regard, it provides the philosophical coordinates of his method and can pay recognition to his structural empiricism as a framework for his perspectives on medical representations and types. those are built right here via new contributions made through van Fraassen. additionally, there are analyses of the relation among versions and fact in his method, the place the complexity of this belief is taken into account intimately. in addition, there's an exam of clinical rationalization and epistemic values judgments. This quantity contains a wealth of bibliographical details on his philosophy and proper philosophical issues.
Bas van Fraassen is a key determine in modern philosophy of technology, because the prestigious Hempel Award exhibits. His perspectives on medical illustration supply new rules on the way it may be characterised, and his notion of types indicates a novelty that is going past different empiricists’ techniques of modern occasions. either features — the characterization of medical illustration and the perception of versions in technological know-how — are a part of a planned try and forge a “structural empiricism,” an alternative choice to structural realism in response to an elaborated model of empiricism.
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Sfendoni-Mentzou, D. (2008). Bas van Fraassen’s ‘Argument from Public Hallucination’ and the quest for the real behind representations.
Armstrong and van Fraassen on probabilistic laws of nature. Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 42(1), 1–14. Maher, P. (1990). Acceptance without belief. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, 1, 381–392. Maher, P. (1992). Diachronic rationality. Philosophy of Science, 59(1), 120–141. Massey, G. (1974). Review of An introduction of the philosophy of time and space, by Bas C. van Fraassen. Philosophy of Science, 41(1), 90–92. Massimi, M. (2007). Saving unobservable phenomena.
Relative frequencies. Synthese, 34, 133–166. van Fraassen, B. C. (1977d). On the radical incompleteness of the Manifest image (Comments on Sellars). In F. Suppe & P. ), PSA 1976, Philosophy of Science Association (Vol. 2, pp. 335–343). East Lansing: PSA. 29 This article, excluding pointless changes, is the same as “Gentle polemics,” in van Fraassen (1980a), 204–215. 30 This article is in part the base for the paper by the same name in van Fraassen (1980a), 41–69. 31 This text is in part the support for the paper by the same name in van Fraassen (1980a), 97–157.
Bas van Fraassen’s Approach to Representation and Models in Science by Wenceslao J. Gonzalez