New video: Rotman Institute Lecturer Bas van Fraassen, “The Semantic Approach to Science, After 50 Years”

What is a scientific theory? How does it get empirical meaning? What are its linguistic status and formal characteristics? 50 years ago, the advent of the semantic view of scientific theory marked a departure from the 'received view' or syntactic approach, according to which a theory is given by a system of axioms (definitions and [...]