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Title Images of science : essays on realism and empiricism, with a reply from Bas C. van Fraassen / edited by Paul M. Churchland and Clifford A. Hooker
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [1985]


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Description viii, 309 pages ; 23 cm
Series Science and its conceptual foundations
Science and its conceptual foundations.
Contents Lex Orandi est Lex Credendi / Richard N. Boyd -- The Ontological status of observables : in praise of the superempirical virtues / Paul M. Churchland -- What science aims to do / Brian Ellis -- Constructive realism / Ronald N. Giere -- Explanation and realism / Clark Glymour -- Scientific realism versus constructive empiricism : a dialogue / Gary Gutting -- Do we see through a microscope? / Ian Hacking -- Surface dazzle, ghostly depths : an exposition and critical evaluation of van Fraassen's vindication of empiricism against realism / Clifford A. Hooker -- Realism versus constructive empiricism / Alan Musgrave -- What can theory tell us about observation? / Mark Wilson -- Empiricism in the philosophy of science / Bas C. Van Fraassen
Analysis Science - Philosophical perspectives
Bibliography Includes bibliographies
Subject Van Fraassen, Bas C., 1941-
Science -- History.
Science -- Philosophy.
Author Churchland, Paul M., 1942-
Hooker, C. A. (Clifford Alan), 1942-
Van Fraassen, Bas C., 1941-
LC no. 85001128
ISBN 0226106535