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Van Fraassen, Bas C. 1941-

Works: 56 works in 359 publications in 6 languages and 12,199 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Essays  Controversial literature  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Commentator, Contributor
Classifications: Q175, 501
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The scientific image by Bas C Van Fraassen( Book )

54 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book van Fraassen develops an alternative to scientific realism by constructing and evaluating three mutually reinforcing theories.--Publisher's description
Laws and symmetry by Bas C Van Fraassen( Book )

36 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and French and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Laws and Symmetry's' three main objectives are: first, to show the failure of current philosophical accounts of laws of nature; second, to refute arguments for the reality of laws of nature; third, to contribute to an epistemology and a philosophy of science antithetical to such metaphysical notions
An introduction to the philosophy of time and space by Bas C Van Fraassen( Book )

27 editions published between 1970 and 1985 in English and Spanish and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images of science : essays on realism and empiricism, with a reply from Bas C. van Fraassen by Bas C Van Fraassen( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The empirical stance by Bas C Van Fraassen( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is empiricism and what could it be? Bas C. van Fraassen, one of the world's foremost contributors to philosophical logic and the philosophy of science, here undertakes a fresh consideration of these questions and offers a program for renewal of the empiricist tradition. The empiricist tradition is not and could not be defined by common doctrines but embodies a certain stance in philosophy, van Fraassen says. This stance is displayed first of all in a searing recurrent critique of metaphysics, and second in a focus on experience that requires a voluntarist view of belief and opinion."--Jacket
Quantum mechanics : an empiricist view by Bas C Van Fraassen( Book )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author argues that quantum theory admits a plurality of interpretations, each aiding further understanding of the theory, but also advocating specifically the Copenhagen Variant of the Modal Interpretation. That variant is applied to topics like the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox and the problem of 'identical' particles
Formal semantics and logic by Bas C Van Fraassen( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific representation : paradoxes of perspective by Bas C Van Fraassen( Book )

28 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author presents an original exploration of how we represent the world. He investigates the nature of representation in both science and art, defends a distinctive position in contemporary philosophy of science, and illuminates the complex relationship between appearance and reality
Derivation and counterexample; an introduction to philosophical logic by Karel Lambert( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and Chinese and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in ontology : essays by Bas C Van Fraassen( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Possibilities and paradox : an introduction to modal and many-valued logic by J. C Beall( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book opens up topics to debate, suitable for an intermediate course in logic. Each chapter contains innovative features that guide us through the subject: exercises to give students hands-on experience, examples to demonstrate the application of concepts, and lists of further reading."--Jacket
Current issues in quantum logic by Enrico G Beltrametti( Book )

12 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These are the proceedings of the Workshop on Quantum Logic held in Erice (Sicily), December 2 - 9, 1979, at the Ettore Hajorana Centre for Scientific Culture. A conference of this sort was originally proposed by Giuliano Toraldo di Francia, who suggested the idea to Antonino Zichichi, and thus laid the foundation for the Workshop. To both of them we express our appreciation and thanks, also on behalf of the other participants, for having made this conference possible. There were approximately fifty participants; their names and institutions are listed in the text. Quantum logic, which has now a history of some forty or more years, has seen remarkable growth during the sixties and seventies. The papers in the present volume presuppose, by and large, some acquaintance with the elements of the subject. These may be found in the well-known books by J.H. Jauch (Foundations of Quantum Hechanics; Reading, 1968), V.S. Varadarajan (Geometry of Quantum Theory: Princeton, 1968), and C. Piron (Foundations of Quantum Theory; New York, 1976). The initial program for the conference listed about twenty-five invited papers. But in the context of a very active and qualified attendance, other contributions were offered. This volume contains all of them. The program listed six main topics: I. Classification or different areas of quantum logic, and open problems. II. Comparison and unification of different approaches to quantum theories; problems of interpretation. III. Formal quantum logic; axiomatics. IV. Hodal interpretations of quantum logic. v vi FOREWORD V. Quantum set theory
Existence and explanation : essays presented in honor of Karel Lambert by Wolfgang Spohn( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays is dedicated to 'Joe' Karel Lambert. The contributors are all personally affected to Joe in some way or other, but they are definitely not the only ones. Whatever excuses there are - there are some -, the editors apologize to whomever they have neglected. But even so the collection displays how influential Karel Lambert has been, personally and through his teaching and his writings. The display is in alphabetical order - with one exception: Bas van Fraassen, being about the earliest student of Karel Lambert, opens the collection with some reminiscences. Naturally, one of the focal points of this volume is Lambert's logical thinking and (or: freed of) ontological thinking. Free logic is intimately connected with description theory. Bas van Fraassen gives a survey of the development of the area, and Charles Daniels points to difficulties with definite descriptions in modal contexts and stories. Peter Woodruff addresses the relation between free logic and supervaluation semantics, presenting a novel condition which recovers desirable metatheoretic properties for free logic under that semantics. Terence Parsons shows how free logic can be utilized in interpreting sentences as purporting to denote events (true ones succeed and false ones fail) and how this helps to understand natural language
Logic bivalence and denotation by Ermanno Bencivenga( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bas C. van Fraassen : the fortunes of empiricism by Andreas Berg-Hildebrand( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erklären und Verstehen in der Wissenschaft by Gerhard Schurz( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in German and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics in the foundation of statistics by Bas C Van Fraassen( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundational research focuses on the theory, but theories are to be related also to other theories, experiments, facts in their domains, data, and to their uses in applications, whether of prediction, control, or explanation. A theory is to be identified through its class of models, but not so narrowly as to disallow these roles. The language of science is to be studied separately, with special reference to the relations listed above, and to the consequent need for resources other than for theoretical description. Peculiar to the foundational level are questions of completeness (specifically in the representation of measurement), and of interpretation (a topic beset with confusions of truth and evidence, and with inappropriate metalinguistic abstraction)
Images of empiricism : essays on science and stances, with a reply from Bas C. van Fraassen by Bradley John Monton( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

13 specially written essays discuss topics from the work of Bas van Fraassen, one of the most important contemporary philosophers of science. The central and unifying theme of the volume is empiricism, an approach which van Fraassen developed most fully in 'The Scientific Image' and 'The Empirical Stance'
Foundations of the causal theory of time by Bas C Van Fraassen( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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באס ואן פראסן

بس ون فراسن فیلسوف هلندی


ファン・フラーセン, B. C



Laws and symmetryImages of science : essays on realism and empiricism, with a reply from Bas C. van FraassenThe empirical stanceQuantum mechanics : an empiricist viewScientific representation : paradoxes of perspectivePossibilities and paradox : an introduction to modal and many-valued logicExistence and explanation : essays presented in honor of Karel LambertBas C. van Fraassen : the fortunes of empiricism