By Wenceslao J. Gonzalez
This e-book analyzes Bas van Fraassen’s characterization of illustration and versions in technology. during this regard, it offers the philosophical coordinates of his procedure and can pay awareness to his structural empiricism as a framework for his perspectives on medical representations and versions. those are built the following via new contributions made by means of van Fraassen. additionally, there are analyses of the relation among versions and truth in his method, the place the complexity of this notion is taken into account intimately. moreover, there's an exam of clinical clarification and epistemic values judgments. This quantity encompasses a wealth of bibliographical info on his philosophy and suitable philosophical issues.
Bas van Fraassen is a key determine in modern philosophy of technological know-how, because the prestigious Hempel Award exhibits. His perspectives on clinical illustration provide new principles on the way it can be characterised, and his belief of versions exhibits a novelty that is going past different empiricists’ techniques of modern occasions. either points — the characterization of clinical illustration and the perception of types in technology — are a part of a planned try to forge a “structural empiricism,” a substitute for structural realism according to an elaborated model of empiricism.
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