Volume 368 2014

Bas van Fraassen’s Approach to Representation and Models in Science

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ISBN: 978-94-007-7837-5 (Print) 978-94-007-7838-2 (Online)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

  2. Philosophical Coordinates

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 3-37

      On Representation and Models in Bas van Fraassen’s Approach

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 39-61

      Scientific Activity as an Interpretative Practice. Empiricism, Constructivism and Pragmatism

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 63-76

      Models and Phenomena: Bas van Fraassen’s Empiricist Structuralism

  3. Models and Representations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 77-77

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 79-100

      The Criterion of Empirical Grounding in the Sciences

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 101-118

      On Representing Evidence

  4. Models and Reality

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 119-119

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 121-141

      Scientific Models of Abduction: The Role of Non Classical Logic

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 143-166

      The View from Within and the View from Above: Looking at van Fraassen’s Perrin

  5. Scientific Explanation and Epistemic Values Judgments

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 167-167

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 169-187

      Explanation as a Pragmatic Virtue: Bas van Fraassen’s Model

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 189-211

      Values, Choices, and Epistemic Stances

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 213-233