The Empirical Stance

Yale University Press (2002)
What is empiricism and what could it be? Bas C. van Fraassen, one of the world's foremost contributors to philosophical logic and the philosophy of science, here undertakes a fresh consideration of these questions and offers a program for renewal of the empiricist tradition. The empiricist tradition is not and could not be defined by common doctrines but embodies a certain stance in philosophy, van Fraassen says. This stance is displayed first of all in a searing recurrent critique of metaphysics, and second in a focus on experience that requires a voluntarist view of belief and opinion.
Keywords Empiricism   Science  Constructive Empiricism
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ISBN(s) 0300103069   9780300103069     0300088744
DOI 10.1215/00318108-2006-008
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