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dc.contributor.editorGähde, Ulrich
dc.contributor.editorHartmann, Stephan
dc.contributor.editorWolf, Jörn Henning
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-17T08:43:07Z
dc.date.available2022-03-17T08:43:07Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifierONIX_20220317_9783110313680_31
dc.identifier.issn2193-1933
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/79431
dc.description.abstractModern science is, to a large extent, a model-building activity. But how are models contructed? How are they related to theories and data? How do they explain complex scientific phenomena, and which role do computer simulations play here? These questions have kept philosophers of science busy for many years, and much work has been done to identify modeling as the central activity of theoretical science. At the same time, these questions have been addressed by methodologically-minded scientists, albeit from a different point of view. While philosophers typically have an eye on general aspects of scientific modeling, scientists typically take their own science as the starting point and are often more concerned with specific methodological problems. There is, however, also much common ground in middle, where philosophers and scientists can engage in a productive dialogue, as the present volume demonstrates. To do so, the editors of this volume have invited eight leading scientists from cosmology, climate science, social science, chemical engeneering and neuroscience to reflect upon their modeling work, and eight philosophers of science to provide a commentary.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAbhandlungen der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Hamburg
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPK Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge
dc.subject.otherScience, methods, methodology
dc.titleModels, Simulations, and the Reduction of Complexity
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1515/9783110313680
oapen.relation.isPublishedByaf2fbfcc-ee87-43d8-a035-afb9d7eef6a5
oapen.relation.isbn9783110313680
oapen.imprintDe Gruyter
oapen.series.number4
oapen.pages282
oapen.place.publicationBerlin/Boston


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