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Reconstructing reality : models, mathematics, and simulations

Author: Margaret Morrison
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Oxford studies in philosophy of science.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text examines issues related to the way modelling and simulation enable us to reconstruct aspects of the world we are investigating. It also investigates the processes by which we extract concrete knowledge from those reconstructions and how that knowledge is legitimated.
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Morrison, Margaret, 1954-
Reconstructing reality.
New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
(DLC) 2014010524
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Morrison
ISBN: 9780199380299 0199380295
OCLC Number: 902839354
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Preface ; Part One: Mathematics, Explanation and Understanding ; Chapter One: Abstraction and Idealisation: Understanding via Models ; Chapter Two: From the Pure to the Concrete: How Mathematics Yields Physical Information ; Part Two: Where Models Meet the World: Problems and Perspectives ; Chapter Three: More than Make-Believe: Fictions, Models and Reality ; Chapter Four: Mediated Knowledge: Representation and The Theory-Model Axis ; Chapter Five: Making the Best of It: Inconsistent vs. Complementary Models ; Part Three: Computer Simulation: The New Reality ; Chapter Six: Why Materiality is Not Enough: Models, Measurement and Computer Simulation ; Chapter Seven: Legitimating Simulation: Methodological Issues of Verification and Validation. ; Chapter Eight: Without it there's Nothing: The Necessity of Simulation in the Higgs Search ; Index
Series Title: Oxford studies in philosophy of science.
Responsibility: Margaret Morrison.

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