Bas van Fraassen's Approach to Representation and Models in Science
Wenceslao J. Gonzalez (Redaktør)
Serie: Synthese Library 368
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Bas van Fraassen is a key figure in contemporary philosophy of science, as the prestigious Hempel Award shows. His views on scientific representation offer new ideas on how it should be characterized, and his conception of models shows a novelty that goes beyond other empiricists' approaches of recent times. Both aspects - the characterization of scientific representation and the conception of models in science - are part of a deliberate attempt to forge a "structural empiricism," an alternative to structural realism based on an elaborated version of empiricism.