Constructive Empiricism

[Revised entry by Bradley Monton and Chad Mohler on January 17, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Constructive empiricism is the version of scientific anti-realism promulgated by Bas van
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[Revised entry by Bradley Monton and Chad Mohler on January 17, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Constructive empiricism is the version of scientific anti-realism promulgated by Bas van Fraassen in his famous book The Scientific Image (1980). Van Fraassen defines the view as follows: Science aims to give us theories which are empirically adequate; and...

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