Bas van Fraassen

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Bastiaan Cornelis van Fraassen (/væn ˈfrɑːsən/; born 1941) is a Dutch-American philosopher noted for his contributions to philosophy of science, epistemology and formal logic. He is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University and the McCosh Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Princeton University.

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Bas van Fraassen
Born (1941-04-05) 5 April 1941 (age 82)
Alma mater
EraContemporary philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolAnalytic philosophy
Instrumentalism[1]
ThesisFoundations of the Causal Theory of Time (1966)
Doctoral advisorAdolf Grünbaum
Doctoral studentsPaul Thagard[2]
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