The Scientific Image (Clarendon Library Of Logic And Philosophy) [Bas. Van Fraassen] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In this book Van. Against scientific realism, it insists that the central aim of science is empirical The Scientific Image. Bas. C. van Fraassen. Abstract. This book presents an. Constructive empiricism is the version of scientific anti-realism promulgated by Bas van Fraassen in his famous book The Scientific Image.

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Against the former, it insists on a literal understanding of the language of science and on an irreducibly pragmatic dimension of theory acceptance.

Beginning with a critique of the metaphysical arguments that typically accompany scientific realism, a new c Beginning with a critique of fraaesen metaphysical arguments that typically accompany scientific realism, a new characterization of empirical adequacy is presented, together with an interpretation of probability in both modern and contemporary physics and a pragmatic theory of explanation.


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