Oxford University Press (1980)

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In this book van Fraassen develops an alternative to scientific realism by constructing and evaluating three mutually reinforcing theories.
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Call number Q175.V335 1980
ISBN(s) 019824424X   9780198244271
DOI 10.2307/2184804
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The opposition between empiricism and realism with respect to science is old: it appeared clearly in the seventeenth century sense of superiority of the ‘mechanical philosophy’ to Scholastic metaphysics, and continued for the next three centuries’ debates over the philosophical foundations... see more

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