The Scientific Image

The Scientific Image

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In this book van Fraassen develops an alternative to scientific realism by constructing and evaluating three mutually reinforcing theories.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 138 x 217 x 15mm | 328g
  • Clarendon Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0198244274
  • 9780198244271
  • 484,544

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The Aim of 'The Scientific Image' is to develop an empiricist alternative to both logical positivism and scientific realism. The book presents three mutually supporting theories concerning science. The presentation of these three theses is preceded by two chapters which provide an informal introduction to current in the philosophy of science, particularly concerning scientific realism.
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Densely argued, erudite and rich in examples from both art and science...Scientific Representation is both provocative and subtle, and as well as the science studies aficionado. It takes us beyond the issue of representation in science to offer one of the most well throught-out representations of science currently available. * Steven French Times Higher Education Supplement *
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