Wenceslao J. Gonzalez's Bas van Fraassen’s Approach to Representation and Models in PDF

By Wenceslao J. Gonzalez

This e-book analyzes Bas van Fraassen’s characterization of illustration and versions in technological know-how. during this regard, it offers the philosophical coordinates of his method and will pay realization to his structural empiricism as a framework for his perspectives on medical representations and versions. those are built the following via new contributions made through van Fraassen. additionally, there are analyses of the relation among versions and truth in his method, the place the complexity of this perception is taken into account intimately. moreover, there's an exam of clinical rationalization and epistemic values judgments. This quantity contains a wealth of bibliographical details on his philosophy and correct 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 medical illustration supply new principles on the way it can be characterised, and his perception of versions indicates a novelty that is going past different empiricists’ methods of contemporary occasions. either facets — the characterization of medical illustration and the notion of versions in technology — are a part of a planned try and forge a “structural empiricism,” an alternative choice to structural realism according to an elaborated model of empiricism.

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