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The Scientific Image
In this book van Fraassen develops an alternative to scientific realism by constructing and evaluating three mutually reinforcing theories.
Quantum Mechanics: An Empiricist View
Part 1 Determinism and inderterminism in classical perspective: determinism indeterminism and probability. Part 2 How the phenomena demand quantum theory: the empirical basis of quantum theory new
Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective
Preface Introduction: the 'picture theory of science' PART ONE: REPRESENTATION 1.1 Representation of, Representation as 1.2 Imaging, Picturing, and Scaling 1.3 Pictorial Perspective and the Indexical
The logic of conditional obligation
The aim of this paper is to develop a semantic theory of conditional obligation, a complete logical system pertaining thereto, and a translation into modal logic analogous to that provided by Anderson for normal deontic logics.
On the Extension of Beth's Semantics of Physical Theories
A basic aim of E. Beth's work in philosophy of science was to explore the use of formal semantic methods in the analysis of physical theories. We hope to show that a general framework for Beth's
Probabilities of Conditionals
Both conditionals and probabilities have been the subject of lively philosophical debate. Lately their interaction has been in the limelight, through the disputed thesis that Ρ(Α→Β)=P (Β/Α), the
Belief and the problem of Ulysses and the sirens
L'A. etudie la question de la prevision d'un evenement futur (de l'ordre du possible) susceptible de modifier les opinions actuelles d'une personne. L'A. s'appuie sur l'exemple d'Ulysse qui,