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Modelling in Science and Abstract Objects:
A Fictional Artefactual Approach

In recent decades the use of models in science has become one of the most important problems in contemporary philosophy of science. Surely, as it have been acknowledged, this is due to the fact that scientists working in the natural and social sciences are dedicating a considerable part of their work building, formulating, and evaluating different kinds of models. These models are considered a necessary and valuable tool in scientific research.

In the philosophical literature about models there are some crucial questions concerning not only the nature of models, for example, what are models? But also about the relationship between models and the target system, i.e. how do models represent its targets? Another questions are, what relation does the model have to bear to the target and what is the role of conscious users when a model is used to represent something? Read more…

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