Intentionality Versus Constructive Empiricism
By focussing on the intentional character of observation in science, we argue that Constructive Empiricism—B.C. van Fraassen’s much debated and explored view of science—is inconsistent. We then argue there are at least two ways out of our Inconsistency Argument, one of which is more easily to square with Constructive Empiricism than the other.
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Volume 76, Issue 1 , pp 91-100
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- 1. Tilburg University and University of Leuven, K. Mercierplein 2, 3000, Leuven, Belgium
- 2. Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Burg. Oudlaan 50, H5-10, 3062 PA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- 3. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands