The Resource Scientific representation : paradoxes of perspective, Bas C. van Fraassen

Scientific representation : paradoxes of perspective, Bas C. van Fraassen

Label
Scientific representation : paradoxes of perspective
Title
Scientific representation
Title remainder
paradoxes of perspective
Statement of responsibility
Bas C. van Fraassen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Van Fraassen, Bas C.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175
LC item number
.V3353 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2008 M-401
  • Q 175
NLM item number
V217 2008
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • S
  • Science
  • Philosophy
  • Science
  • Bild
  • Repräsentation
  • Theorie
  • Wissenschaft
  • Theorie
  • Wissenschaft
  • Bild
  • Repräsentation
  • Science
Label
Scientific representation : paradoxes of perspective, Bas C. van Fraassen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [320]-397) and index
Contents
Representation of, representation as -- Imaging, picturing, and scaling -- Pictorial perspective and the indexical -- A window on the invisible world -- The problem of coordination -- Measurement as representation: 1. The physical correlate -- Measurement as representation: 2. Information -- From the bildtheorie of science to paradox -- The longest journey: Bertrand Russell -- Carnap's lost world and Putnam's paradox -- An empiricist structuralism -- Appearance vs. reality in the sciences -- Rejecting the appearance from reality criterion
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 408 p.
Isbn
9780199278220
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008300660
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)216938527
  • (OCoLC)ocn216938527
Label
Scientific representation : paradoxes of perspective, Bas C. van Fraassen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [320]-397) and index
Contents
Representation of, representation as -- Imaging, picturing, and scaling -- Pictorial perspective and the indexical -- A window on the invisible world -- The problem of coordination -- Measurement as representation: 1. The physical correlate -- Measurement as representation: 2. Information -- From the bildtheorie of science to paradox -- The longest journey: Bertrand Russell -- Carnap's lost world and Putnam's paradox -- An empiricist structuralism -- Appearance vs. reality in the sciences -- Rejecting the appearance from reality criterion
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 408 p.
Isbn
9780199278220
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008300660
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)216938527
  • (OCoLC)ocn216938527

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