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On French on Theories and Representation

Lutz, Sebastian (2021) On French on Theories and Representation. [Preprint]

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In his refreshingly non-parochial book There Are No Such Things as Theories, Steven French develops an ontology and an account of representation for the Partial Structures View in the philosophy of science as a competitor to the logical empiricists’ Received View. I argue that formally and practically, the two views are on a par, and that French just needs to take a few more steps with his ontology and account of representation to arrive at the logical empiricists’ positions.


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Item Type: Preprint
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CreatorsEmailORCID
Lutz, Sebastiansebastian.lutz@gmx.net0000-0003-4274-4174
Keywords: partial structures; semantic view; syntactic view; received view; representation; interpretation; logical empiricism; ontology; conventionalism
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Logical Positivism/Logical Empiricism
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Depositing User: Sebastian Lutz
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2021 15:40
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2021 15:40
Item ID: 18694
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11016-021-00612-9
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Logical Positivism/Logical Empiricism
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Date: 2021
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18694

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