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The nature of model-world comparisons

Salis, Fiora (2016) The nature of model-world comparisons. The Monist, 99 (3). pp. 243-259. ISSN 0026-9662

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Identification Number: 10.1093/monist/onw003

Abstract

Upholders of fictionalism about scientific models have not yet successfully explained how scientists can learn about the real world by making comparisons between models and the real phenomena they stand for. In this paper I develop an account of model-world comparisons in terms of what I take to be the best antirealist analyses of comparative claims that emerge from the current debate on fiction.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://monist.oxfordjournals.org/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author.
Divisions: CPNSS
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS)
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2016 15:25
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 11:48
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68071

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