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A Model-Theoretic Realist Interpretation of Science


Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 311)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Emma Ruttkamp
    Pages 13-62
  3. Emma Ruttkamp
    Pages 63-90
  4. Emma Ruttkamp
    Pages 141-180
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 181-203

About this book


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.


non-statement view philosophy of science realism science semantics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Philosophical Society of Southern AfricaSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A Model-Theoretic Realist Interpretation of Science
  • Authors E.B. Ruttkamp
  • Series Title Synthese Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-0729-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-6066-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-0583-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 203
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Science
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