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The Scientific Image by Bas C. Van Fraassen
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Mar 29, 12

bookshelves: 2012, essays, philosophy, school, science
Read from March 15 to 29, 2012

While it wasn't exactly well-written (I felt that the brilliant Bas Van Fraassen could be more concise), he makes such incredible points that it doesn't matter. Plod through this book at all costs. It is that good. It's not terribly written. It can just get a little wordy, confusing, and repetitive at points. But really, what philosopher doesn't fall into that trap? I think the content of this book more than makes up for any shortcomings in the writing style. And he does wax poetic in the last chapter, which I thought was nice.
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03/15/2012 page 3
1.0% "...I'm out of my mind trying to read this, but I like his theory, so I'll try."
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