Quotation by Bas Van Fraassen

Certain issues in philosophy of science (having to do with observation and the definition of a theory's empirical import) had been misconstrued as issues in philosophy of logic and of language. With respect to modality, I hold the exact opposite: important philosophical problems concerning language have been misconstrued as relating to the content of science and the nature of the world. This is not at all new, but is the traditional nominalist line.
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