On a Straw Man in the Philosophy of Science: A Defense of the Received View

  title={On a Straw Man in the Philosophy of Science: A Defense of the Received View},
  author={Sebastian Lutz},
  journal={HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science},
  pages={77 - 120}
  • Sebastian Lutz
  • Published 2012
  • Philosophy
  • HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science
The Received View on scientific theories as developed by Carnap, Hempel, and Feigl is now generally considered to have failed for a variety of reasons, bringing down a number of dependent philosophical analyses and contributing to the demise of logical empiricism. In a first step toward a rehabilitation of the Received View, I defend it against some major criticisms that are based on four misconceptions. First, I dispute the claim that the Received View demands axiomatizations of scientific… Expand
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