Keeping things in perspective [Book Review]

Philosophical Studies 150 (3):439 - 447 (2010)
Abstract
Scientific realism holds that scientific representations are utterly objective. They describe the way the world is, independent of any point of view. In Scientific Representation, van Fraassen argues otherwise. If science is to afford an understanding of nature, it must be grounded in evidence. Since evidence is perspectivai, science cannot vindicate its claims using only utterly objective representations. For science to do its epistemic job, it must involve perspectivai representations. I explicate this argument and show its power
Keywords Objectivity  Representation  Van Fraassen  Perspective  Empirical science
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