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How to Do Science with Models : a Philosophical Primer

Author: Axel Gelfert
Publisher: Cham Springer International Publishing 2016.
Series: SpringerBriefs in Philosophy
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st ed. 2016View all editions and formats
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The diversity of kinds of models one finds in science - ranging from toy models and scale models to theoretical and mathematical models - has attracted attention not only from scientists, but also  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Axel Gelfert
ISBN: 9783319279541 3319279548
OCLC Number: 950942829
Description: 1 Online-Ressource.
Contents: Chapter 1: What are Scientific Models? Chapter 2: Scientific Representation and the Uses of Scientific Models.- Chapter 3: Strategies of Model-Building: Examples from Scientific Practice.- Chapter 4: The Question of Trade-Offs.- Chapter 5: Scientific Models as Contributors to Inquiry.- Chapter 6: The Embodied Dimension of Models.- Chapter 7: Conclusion.
Series Title: SpringerBriefs in Philosophy
Responsibility: by Axel Gelfert.

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