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The fiction view of models reloaded

Frigg, Roman and Nguyen, James (2016) The fiction view of models reloaded. The Monist, 99 (3). pp. 225-242. ISSN 0026-9662

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Identification Number: 10.1093/monist/onw002

Abstract

In this paper we explore the constraints that our preferred account of scientific representation places on the ontology of scientific models. Pace the Direct Representation view associated with Arnon Levy and Adam Toon we argue that scientific models should be thought of as imagined systems, and clarify the relationship between imagination and representation.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.themonist.com/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors
Divisions: CPNSS
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS)
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2016 10:50
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 11:43
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/67070

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