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Van Fraassen Festival

Portrait of René Descartes (1596-1650) - painting by Frans Hals / Wikimedia Commons

Registration is now open for the Van Fraassen Festival: a conference dedicated to the work of Bas C. van Fraassen, featuring Bas C. van Fraassen. Over the course of this two-day event, a variety of speakers will be discussing numerous topics pertaining to Van Fraassen's body of work. 

Prof. Bas van Fraassen

Bas C. van Fraassen

Van Fraassen is a philosopher, and in recent years he has been preoccupied with two philosophical questions, one about philosophy itself, and one about science, "What Is Empiricism, and What Could It Be?" and "What is Scientific Representation?" He has offered an answer to the first in his book The Empirical Stance (2002), and tackled the second in Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective (2008). Most of his work as a philosopher has been in philosophy of science and in philosophical logic, but with occasional forays into philosophy of literature and the connections between art, literature, and religion. 

Complete list of speakers

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Utrecht University
Entrance fee
Free of charge

To register, please send an email to with subject header ‘VFF Registration’. Conference attendance is free of charge, but please be advised that there are only a limited number of places available.