Integration of analogies in scientific modeling

Natalia Carrillo

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Abstract

Discussion of modeling within philosophy of science has focused in how models, understood as finished products, represent the world. This approach has some issues accounting for the value of modeling in situations where there are controversies as to which should be the object of representation. In this work I show that a historical analysis of modeling complements the aforementioned representational program, since it allows us to examine processes of integration of analogies that play a role in the generation of criteria of relevance, which are important for the configuration of the object of research. This, in turn, shows that there are norms in modeling practices whose historical reconstruction is relevant for their philosophical analysis.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
Seiten (von - bis)317
Seitenumfang335
FachzeitschriftRevista Colombiana de Filosofia de la Ciencia
Jahrgang18
Ausgabenummer37
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2018

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