A Model-Theoretic Realist Interpretation of Science / Edition 1

A Model-Theoretic Realist Interpretation of Science / Edition 1

by E.B. Ruttkamp, Khalid Begain, Gunter Bolch
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1402007299

ISBN-13: 9781402007293

Pub. Date: 06/30/2002

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

In this book Emma Ruttkamp demonstrates the power of the full-blown employment of the model-theoretic paradigm in the philosophy of science. Within this paradigm she gives an account of sciences as process and product. She expounds the "received statement" and the "non-statement" views of science, and shows how the model-theoretic approach resolves the spurious

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In this book Emma Ruttkamp demonstrates the power of the full-blown employment of the model-theoretic paradigm in the philosophy of science. Within this paradigm she gives an account of sciences as process and product. She expounds the "received statement" and the "non-statement" views of science, and shows how the model-theoretic approach resolves the spurious tension between these views. In this endeavour she also engages the views of a number of contemporary philosophers of science with affinity to model theory. This text can be read by specialists working in philosophy of science or formal semantics, by logicians working on the structure of theories, and by students in philosophy of science - this text offers a thorough introduction to non-statement accounts of sciences as well as a discussion of the traditional statement account of science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402007293
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
06/30/2002
Series:
Synthese Library Series, #311
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
203
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. 1. The notion of 'model' in philosophy of science. 2. A model?theoretic account of science. 3. The statement account of science. 4. Variations on the non-statement view of science. 5. A model-theoretic realism. Bibliography.

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