The Cognitive Status of Theories (Ernest Nagel in 1960)

source: Philosophical Overdose     2016年7月31日
Ernest Nagel's Howison lecture at UC Berkeley, where he discusses the cognitive status of scientific theories and related issues regarding scientific realism and instrumentalism. Ernest Nagel was a prominent philosopher of science of the 20th century. Along with Rudolf Carnap, Hans Reichenbach, and Carl Hempel, he is sometimes seen as one of the major figures of logical positivism. His most famous work was The Structure of Science: Problems in the Logic of Scientific Explanation.
This talk was given at the University of California Berkeley in 1960, as part of the Howison lecture series.

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