Bas van Fraasen

Bas van Fraasen is the McCosh Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Princeton University and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University. Professor van Fraasen has been the recipient of numerous prestigious fellowships and grants, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and National Science Foundation grants. He earned his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Alberta and M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh.

Professor van Fraasen is the founder of constructive empiricism and a notable thinker in the philosophy of science, where he has made substantial contributions.

Representative Publications

Van Fraassen, Bas C. “The False Hopes of Traditional Epistemology.” Philosophical and Phenomenological Research (2000): 253-280.

Van Fraassen, Bas C. “Science as Representation: Flouting the Criteria.” Philosophy of Science 71.5 (2004): 794-804.

Van Fraassen, Bas C., and Isabelle Peschard. “Identity over Time: Objectively, Subjectively.” The Philosophical Quarterly 58.230 (2008): 15-35.


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