Bas van Fraassen
Bas C. van Fraassen is McCosh Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at Princeton University and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University. His main concern is what empiricism can be now. His research interests straddle philosophical logic and philosophy of science, with occasional forays into art, literature, and religion. His books include Formal Semantics and Logic (1971), The Scientific Image (1980), Laws and Symmetry (1989), The Empirical Stance (2002), and Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective (2008).