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Science in the age of computer simulation

Author: Eric B Winsberg
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Digital computer simulation helps study phenomena of great complexity, but how much do we know about the limits and possibilities of this new scientific practice? How do simulations compare to traditional experiments? And are they reliable? Scrutinizing these issues with a philosophical lens, Eric Winsberg explores the impact of simulation on such issues as the nature of scientific evidence, the role of values in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric B Winsberg
ISBN: 9780226902029 9780226902043 0226902021 0226902048
OCLC Number: 587198809
Description: xi, 152 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Sanctioning models : theories and their scope --
Methodology for a virtual world --
A tale of two methods --
When theories shake hands --
Models of climate : values and uncertainties --
Reliability without truth --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Eric B. Winsberg.

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