Suárez, Mauricio (2010) Scientific representation. Philosophy Compass, 5 (1). pp. 91-101. ISSN 1747-9991
Scientific representation is a currently booming topic, both in analytical philosophy and in history and philosophy of science. The analytical inquiry attempts to come to terms with the relation between theory and world; while historians and philosophers of science aim to develop an account of the practice of model building in the sciences. This article provides a review of recent work within both traditions, and ultimately argues for a practice-based account of the means employed by scientists to effectively achieve representation in the modelling sciences.
|Additional Information:||© 2010 The Author. Journal Compilation © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||realism, pragmatism, analytic philosophy, science, representation|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||Q Science > Q Science (General)|
|Sets:||Research centres and groups > Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS)|
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