By Wenceslao J. Gonzalez

ISBN-10: 9400778376

ISBN-13: 9789400778375

ISBN-10: 9402402039

ISBN-13: 9789402402032

This e-book analyzes Bas van Fraassen’s characterization of illustration and types in technology. during this regard, it offers the philosophical coordinates of his process and can pay consciousness to his structural empiricism as a framework for his perspectives on clinical representations and versions. those are built right here via new contributions made via van Fraassen. furthermore, there are analyses of the relation among types and fact in his process, the place the complexity of this notion is taken into account intimately. additionally, there's an exam of medical rationalization and epistemic values judgments. This quantity features a wealth of bibliographical info on his philosophy and suitable philosophical issues.

Bas van Fraassen is a key determine in modern philosophy of technology, because the prestigious Hempel Award exhibits. His perspectives on medical illustration provide new rules on the way it could be characterised, and his belief of versions exhibits a novelty that is going past different empiricists’ ways of modern instances. either facets — the characterization of medical illustration and the perception of types in technology — are a part of a planned try and forge a “structural empiricism,” a substitute for structural realism according to an elaborated model of empiricism.

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