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An ineffective antidote for hawkmoths

Frigg, Roman ORCID: 0000-0003-0812-0907 and Smith, Leonard A. (2022) An ineffective antidote for hawkmoths. European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 12 (2). ISSN 1879-4912

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Identification Number: 10.1007/s13194-022-00459-9


In recent publications we have drawn attention to the fact that if the dynamics of a model is structurally unstable, then the presence of structural model error places in-principle limits on the model’s ability to generate decision-relevant probability forecasts. Writing with a varying array of co-authors, Eric Winsberg has now produced at least four publications in which he dismisses our points as unfounded; the most recent of these appeared in this journal. In this paper we respond to the arguments of Winsberg and his co-workers, and we point out that their criticisms fail. We take this as an opportunity to restate and explain our arguments, and to point to fruitful directions for future research.

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Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2022 10:00
Last Modified: 31 May 2024 05:12

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