Images of Science: Essays on Realism and Empiricism
University of Chicago Press, 15 d’oct. 1985 - 309 pàgines
"Churchland and Hooker have collected ten papers by prominent philosophers of science which challenge van Fraassen's thesis from a variety of realist perspectives. Together with van Fraassen's extensive reply . . . these articles provide a comprehensive picture of the current debate in philosophy of science between realists and anti-realists."—Jeffrey Bub and David MacCallum, Foundations of Physics Letters
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What Science Aims to Do
Explanation and Realism
Scientific Realism versus Constructive
Do We See through a Microscope?
Realism versus Constructive Empiricism
What Can Theory Tell Us about Observation?
Bas C van Fraassen Replies to His Critics
List of Contributors
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