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  1. says:

    This is an important work in the philosophy of science one that most scientists and philosophers should read Science itself built on various uncritically adopted empiricist assumptions is a human enterprise consisting of people with various interests and dispositions Van Fraassen suggests that empiricism if it can be of any use at all cannot be a clearly defined doctrine and should instead be understood as a stance that involves attitudes beliefs emotions etc Van Fraassen's offers numerous persuasive reasons for his conclusions classical empiricism is false empiricism cannot provide a dogmatic position regarding knowledge materialism is incoherent the term lacks definite content and naturalized epistemology is flawed it fails to account for conceptual revolutions Van Fraassen also offers a devastating critiue of contemporary analytic metaphysics and it is fairly obvious that it's his antirealism and his critiue of abductive inferences which largely shape his mostly correct conclusions


  2. says:

    Basically Van Fraassen is extremely skeptical of science and research results However he is not nearly as skeptical of Christianity His arguments in favor of empiricism as he calls it would seem to if genuinely applied to Christianity make it utterly pointless to believe in such a religion The book honestly reminded me of Christian books like The Reason for God where they try to loosen your confidence in science's importance and naturalism so that they can get you to try to believe in Christianity in the second part of the book He doesn't offer any decent arguments for why someone would believe in say a god In my opinion the book is jumbled and self contradictory It also doesn't come across as intellectually honest


  3. says:

    I don't agree with some of his ideas but he has some good insight into empiricism and a very helpful analysis of the fuzziness of the concept of material


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