From a View of Science to a New Empiricism

Bas C. van Fraassen

in Images of Empiricism

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780199218844
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191711732 | DOI:

Series: Mind Association Occasional Series

 From a View of Science to a New Empiricism

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This chapter presents Bas van Fraassen's responses to the critique of his works. He mentions the ways he has changed his mind in the years since The Scientific Image. He highlights two themes as especially important. The first is the role of values in epistemology. The second is the turn in the empiricist tradition, which leaves many ‘central’ problems of traditional epistemology behind.

Keywords: Bas van Fraassen; empiricism; science; stances; epistemology; empiricist tradition

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Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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