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Empiricism, Realism, and Religion

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Science  01 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5595, pp. 971
DOI: 10.1126/science.1078215

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The Empirical Stance. Bas C. van Fraassen. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2002. 302 pp. $30, £22.50, €36. ISBN 0-300-08874-4.

In these lectures prepared for a general audience, van Frassen highlights the philosophical problems that surround the scientific revolution's shift from religious to secular "ways of seeing or conceiving of ourselves."