Intentionality versus Constructive Empiricism

Publication Year:
2011
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8824
Author(s):
Muller, F.A.; Buekens, F.A.I.
preprint description
By focussing on the intentional character of observation in science, we argue that Constructive Empiricism – B.C. van Fraassen’s much debated and explored view of science – is inconsistent. We then argue there are at least two ways out of our Inconsistency Argument, one of which is more easily to square with Constructive Empiricism than the other.