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Simulation and similarity : using models to understand the world

Author: Michael Weisberg
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
Series: Oxford studies in philosophy of science.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Weisberg
ISBN: 9780199933662 0199933669 9780199933679 0199933677
OCLC Number: 800445416
Description: xviii, 190 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Three kinds of models --
The anatomy of models --
Fictions and folk ontology --
Target-directed modeling --
Idealization --
Modeling without a specific target --
An account of similarity --
Robustness analysis and idealization --
Conclusion: the practice of modeling.
Series Title: Oxford studies in philosophy of science.
Responsibility: Michael Weisberg.
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well written and detailed in its exposition, providing concrete examples to ground the discussion. R. A. Kolvoord, CHOICE

 
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