‘Saving the phenomena’ and saving the phenomena

@article{Bogen2011SavingTP,
  title={‘Saving the phenomena’ and saving the phenomena},
  author={James Bogen},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2011},
  volume={182},
  pages={7-22}
}
  • J. Bogen
  • Published 1 September 2011
  • Philosophy
  • Synthese
Empiricists claim that in accepting a scientific theory one should not commit oneself to claims about things that are not observable in the sense of registering on human perceptual systems (according to Van Fraassen’s constructive empiricism) or experimental equipment (according to what I call “liberal empiricism”). They also claim scientific theories should be accepted or rejected on the basis of how well they save the phenomena in the sense delivering unified descriptions of natural… 

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