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  1. The Scientific Image.Bas C. Fraassen - 1983 - Mind 92 (366):291-293.
     
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  2. The False Hopes of Traditional Epistemology.Bas C. Van Fraassen - 2000 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 60 (2):253 - 280.
    After Hume, attempts to forge an empiricist epistemology have taken three forms, which I shall call the First, Middle, and Third Way. The First still attempts an a priori demonstration that our cognitive methods satisfy some criterion of adequacy. The Middle Way is pursued under the banners of naturalism and scientific realism, and aims at the same conclusion on non-apriori grounds. After arguing that both fail, I shall describe the general characteristics of the Third Way, an alternative epistemology suitable for (...)
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  3. On Stance and Rationality.Fraassen Bas C. Van - 2011 - Synthese 178 (1):155 - 169.
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    Précis of The Empirical Stance.Bas C. . . Van Fraassen - 2004 - Philosophical Studies 121 (2):127-132.
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  5. The Charybdis of Realism: Epistemological Implications of Bell's Inequality.Bas C. Fraassen - 1982 - Synthese 52 (1):25 - 38.
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    The Logic of Conditional Obligation.Bas C. Fraassen - 1972 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 1 (3/4):417 - 438.
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    Rational Belief and Probability Kinematics.Bas C. Van Fraassen - 1980 - Philosophy of Science 47 (2):165-187.
    A general form is proposed for epistemological theories, the relevant factors being: the family of epistemic judgments, the epistemic state, the epistemic commitment, and the family of possible epistemic inputs. First a simple theory is examined in which the states are probability functions, and the subject of probability kinematics introduced by Richard Jeffrey is explored. Then a second theory is examined in which the state has as constituents a body of information and a recipe that determines the accepted epistemic judgments (...)
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  8. Gideon Rosen on Constructive Empiricism.Bas C. Fraassen - 1994 - Philosophical Studies 74 (2):179 - 192.
    In response to parts I-III of G Rosen's "What is Constructive Empiricism?", "Philosophical Studies", 74, 1994, 143-178, this paper examines several construals of the position of constructive empiricism. At issue, in part, is the equation of intentional aspects of science with the intentions and opinions of scientists. In addition it is necessary to distinguish the constructive empiricist -- a philosopher holding that acceptance of theories in science need not involve belief that they are true -- from the scientific agnostic' who (...)
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  9. Armstrong, Cartwright, and Earman on Laws and Symmetry.Bas C. Van Fraassen - 1993 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (2):431 - 444.
  10. Armstrong, Cartwright, and Earman on Laws and Symmetry.Bas C. Van Fraassen - 1993 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (2):431--44.
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    Identity Over Time: Objectively, Subjectively.Bas C. Fraassen & Isabelle Peschard - 2007 - Philosophical Quarterly 58 (230):15-35.
    In the philosophy of science, identity over time emerges as a central concern both as an ontological category in the interpretation of physical theories, and as an epistemological problem concerning the conditions of possibility of knowledge. In Reichenbach and subsequent writers on the problem of indistinguishable quantum particles we see the return of a contrast between Leibniz and Aquinas on the subject of individuation. The possibility of rejecting the principle of the identity of indiscernibles has certain logical difficulties, leading us (...)
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    Precis of Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective. [REVIEW]Fraassen Bas C. Van - 2010 - Philosophical Studies 150 (3):425 - 428.
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    Hidden Variables and the Modal Interpretation of Quantum Theory.Bas C. Fraassen - 1979 - Synthese 42 (1):155 - 165.
    The modal interpretation of quantum mechanics has two variants: the Copenhagen variant (CV) and the anti-Copenhagen variant (ACV). Healey uses the Bell-Wigner locality condition to criticize the latter, which I do not advocate. 2 The conclusions of Healey's admirably written article are therefore welcome to me. But if I had wished to advocate the ACV, I do not think that his arguments would have dissuaded me. Specifically, as I shall explain, we should distinguish between Physical Locality and Metaphysical Locality. The (...)
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    Thomason's Paradox for Belief, and Two Consequence Relations.Fraassen Bas C. Van - 2011 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 40 (1):15 - 32.
    Thomason (1979/2010)'s argument against competence psychologism in semantics envisages a representation of a subject's competence as follows: he understands his own language in the sense that he can identify the semantic content of each of its sentences, which requires that the relation between expression and content be recursive. Then if the scientist constructs a theory that is meant to represent the body of the subject's beliefs, construed as assent to the content of the pertinent sentences, and that theory satisfies certain (...)
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    On Free Description Theory.Bas C. Van Fraassen & Karel Lambert - 1967 - Zeitschrift fur mathematische Logik und Grundlagen der Mathematik 13 (15):225-240.
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    The Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox.Bas C. Fraassen - 1974 - Synthese 29 (1-4):291 - 309.
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    Probabilistic Semantics Objectified: I. Postulates and Logics. [REVIEW]Bas C. Fraassen - 1981 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 10 (3):371 - 394.
  18. Theoretical Entities: The Five Ways.Bas C. Fraassen - 1974 - Philosophia 4 (1):95-109.
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    On Free Description Theory.Bas C. Van Fraassen & Karel Lambert - 1967 - Mathematical Logic Quarterly 13 (15):225-240.
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    Inference and Self-Reference.Bas C. Fraassen - 1970 - Synthese 21 (3-4):425 - 438.
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    How is Scientific Revolution / Conversion Possible?Bas C. Van Fraassen - 1999 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 73:63-80.
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    Precis of Laws and Symmetry.Bas C. Van Fraassen - 1993 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (2):411 - 412.
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    Earman on the Causal Theory of Time.Bas C. Fraassen - 1972 - Synthese 24 (1-2):87 - 95.
    I have so far ignored Earman's Section IV in which spatiotemporal coincidence is discussed. The answer will be clear from the preceding: the exact definitions and principles of the exact theories we have displayed are to be discussed with reference to the special and not the general theory of relativity. But moreover, Earman's transition from (C) to (1) assumes what we do not grant: that events are causally connectible exactly if the points in the mathematical space-time at which they are (...)
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    Relative Frequencies.Bas C. Fraassen - 1977 - Synthese 34 (2):133 - 166.
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    Quantification as an Act of Mind.Bas C. Fraassen - 1982 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 11 (3):343 - 369.
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    Transcendence of the Ego (The Non-Existent Knight).Bas C. Van Fraassen - 2004 - Ratio 17 (4):453-477.
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    Propositional Attitudes in Weak Pragmatics.Bas C. Fraassen - 1979 - Studia Logica 38 (4):365 - 374.
    Sentences attributing beliefs, doubts, wants, and the like (propositional attitudes, in Russell's terminology) have posed a major problem for semantics. Recently the pragmatic description of language has become more systematic. I shall discuss the formalization of pragmatics, and propose an analysis of belief attribution that avoids some main problems apparently inherent in the semantic approach.
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    Representation and Perspective in Science.Bas C. Van Fraassen - 2007 - Principia: An International Journal of Epistemology 11 (2):97-116.
    The world science describes tends to have a very strange look. We can’t see atoms or force fields, nor are they imaginable within visualizable categories, so neither can we even imagine what the world must be like according to recent physical theories. That tension, between what science depicts as reality and how things appear to us, though it is more striking now, has been with us since modern science began. It can be addressed, and perhaps alleviated by inquiring into how (...)
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    Probabilistic Semantics Objectified: II. Implication in Probabilistic Model Sets. [REVIEW]Bas C. Fraassen - 1981 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 10 (4):495 - 510.
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    A Note on Bacon's Alternative to Russell.Bas C. Fraassen - 1967 - Philosophical Studies 18 (3):47 - 48.
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    A Demonstration of the Jeffrey Conditionalization Rule.Bas C. Fraassen - 1986 - Erkenntnis 24 (1):17 - 24.
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    Shafer on Conditional Probability.Bas C. Fraassen - 1983 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 12 (4):467 - 470.
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    On the Question of Identification of a Scientific Theory (A Reply to "Van Fraassen's Concept of Empirical Theory" by Pérez Ransanz).Bas C. Van Fraassen & Pérez Ransanz - 1985 - Critica 17 (51):21 - 29.
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    Review: Timothy Smiley, Sense Without Denotation. [REVIEW]Bas C. Van Fraassen - 1972 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 37 (2):423-423.
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    Die Pragmatik des Erklärens: Warum-Fragen und ihre Antworten.Bas C. Van Fraassen - 1990 - In Gerhard Schurz (ed.), Erklären Und Verstehen in der Wissenschaft. De Gruyter. pp. 31-90.
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    Frequency and the myth of probability.Bas C. Van Fraassen - 1998 - In Ulrich Dirks & Hans Poser (eds.), Hans Reichenbach, Philosophie Im Umkreis der Physik. De Gruyter. pp. 55-68.
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    Representational of Conditional Probabilities.Bas C. Fraassen - 1976 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 5 (3):417 - 430.
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    Structuralism(s) About Science: Some Common Problems.Bas C. Van Fraassen - 2007 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 81:45 - 61.
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    Epistemic Semantics Defended.Bas C. Fraassen - 1982 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 11 (4):463 - 464.
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    Review: Replies to Discussion on "The Empirical Stance". [REVIEW]Bas C. Van Fraassen - 2004 - Philosophical Studies 121 (2):171 - 192.
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    Über Die Erweiterung der Beth-Semantik Für Physikalische Theorien.Bas C. Van Fraassen - 1983 - In Michael Heidelberger & Wolfgang Balzer (eds.), Zur Logik Empirischer Theorien. De Gruyter. pp. 97-116.
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    Precis Of.Bas C. Fraassen - 2010 - Philosophical Studies 150 (3):425 - 428.
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  43. Book Review: Interpreting the Quantum World. [REVIEW]Bas C. Van Fraassen - 1998 - Foundations of Physics 28 (4):683-690.
  44. Después Del Fundacionismo: Entre El Círculo Vicioso y El Regreso Al Infinito.Bas C. Van Fraassen - 1992 - Dianoia 38:217-240.
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