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Bas van Fraassen’s Approach to Representation and Models in by Wenceslao J. Gonzalez

By Wenceslao J. Gonzalez

This e-book analyzes Bas van Fraassen’s characterization of illustration and types in technological know-how. during this regard, it provides the philosophical coordinates of his process and will pay realization to his structural empiricism as a framework for his perspectives on clinical representations and types. those are constructed right here via new contributions made via van Fraassen. additionally, there are analyses of the relation among versions and truth in his process, the place the complexity of this perception is taken into account intimately. in addition, there's an exam of clinical clarification and epistemic values judgments. This quantity incorporates a wealth of bibliographical details on his philosophy and appropriate philosophical issues.

Bas van Fraassen is a key determine in modern philosophy of technology, because the prestigious Hempel Award exhibits. His perspectives on clinical illustration supply new principles on the way it might be characterised, and his belief of types indicates a novelty that is going past different empiricists’ methods of contemporary instances. either points — the characterization of medical illustration and the belief of versions in technological know-how — are a part of a planned try to forge a “structural empiricism,” an alternative choice to structural realism in keeping with an elaborated model of empiricism.

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