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

By Wenceslao J. Gonzalez

This publication analyzes Bas van Fraassen’s characterization of illustration and types in technology. during this regard, it offers the philosophical coordinates of his procedure and will pay recognition to his structural empiricism as a framework for his perspectives on medical representations and versions. those are built right here via new contributions made by means of van Fraassen. additionally, there are analyses of the relation among types and fact in his technique, the place the complexity of this belief is taken into account intimately. moreover, there's an exam of medical rationalization and epistemic values judgments. This quantity incorporates a wealth of bibliographical info on his philosophy and proper philosophical issues.

Bas van Fraassen is a key determine in modern philosophy of technology, because the prestigious Hempel Award indicates. His perspectives on clinical illustration supply new rules on the way it may be characterised, and his perception of types exhibits a novelty that is going past different empiricists’ methods of modern instances. either features — the characterization of medical illustration and the notion of types in technology — are a part of a planned try and forge a “structural empiricism,” a substitute for structural realism according to an elaborated model of empiricism.

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