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Scientific Representation Paradoxes of Perspective

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ISBN-10: 0199278237

ISBN-13: 9780199278237

Edition: 2010

Authors: Bas C. van Fraassen

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Bas C. van Fraassen presents an original exploration of how we represent the world. Science represents natural phenomena by means of theories, as well as in many concrete ways by such means as pictures, graphs, table-top models, and computer simulations. Scientific Representation begins with an inquiry into the nature of representation in general, drawing on such diverse sources as Plato's dialogues, the development of perspectival drawing in the Renaissance, and the geometric styles of modelling in modern physics. Starting with Mach's and Poincare's analyses of measurement and the "problem of coordination," van Fraassen then presents a view of measurement outcomes as representations. With…    
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Book details

List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 8/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.09" long x 0.94" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English