Metascience 30 (1):9-15 (2021)

Sebastian Lutz
Uppsala University
In his refreshingly non-parochial book There Are No Such Things as Theories, Steven French develops an ontology and an account of representation for the Partial Structures View in the philosophy of science as a competitor to the logical empiricists’ Received View. I argue that formally and practically, the two views are on a par, and that French just needs to take a few more steps with his ontology and account of representation to arrive at the logical empiricists’ positions.
Keywords partial structures  semantic view  syntactic view  received view  representation  interpretation  logical empiricism  ontology  conventionalism
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DOI 10.1007/s11016-021-00612-9
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