Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bas van Fraassen's Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspectives

As many of you will already know, Bas van Fraassen's new book Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspectives (OUP 2008) has been out for a few months and I highly reccommend it to all of you who haven't read it already.

If you are interested and you would like to have some idea of what the book is about, it looks like a few it'sonlyatheorists have been busy reviewing it lately. So, here is a review of it by Ron Giere, here one by Steven French, and here is one that I've written for NDPR. (If I missed anyone, please let me know!)

Also, Bas has kindly invited me to be one of the contributors to a book symposium on the book that will appear some time next year in Analysis and I'm considering developing some of the points I raise in my review in that piece. So, if you have any comments about my review, please let me know (either commenting on this post or by e-mail).

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