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Title Images of empiricism : essays on science and stances, with a reply from Bas C. van Fraassen / [edited by] Bradley Monton
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007


Description 1 online resource (x, 390 pages)
Series Mind Association occasional series
Mind Association occasional series.
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
Summary 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'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Van Fraassen, Bas C., 1941-
Van Fraassen, Bas C., 1941-
Science -- Philosophy.
SCIENCE -- Philosophy & Social Aspects.
Science -- Philosophy
Form Electronic book
Author Monton, Bradley John, 1972-
ISBN 9780191527388