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Concrete Models and Holistic Modelling

Fang, Wei (2016) Concrete Models and Holistic Modelling. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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This paper proposes a holistic approach to the model-world relationship, suggesting that the model-world relationship be viewed as an overall structural fit where one organized whole (the model) fits another organized whole (the target). This approach is largely motivated by the implausibility of Michael Weisberg’s weighted feature-matching account of the model-world relationship, where a set-theoretic conception of the structures of models is assumed. To show the failure of Weisberg’s account and the plausibility of my approach, a concrete model, i.e. the San Francisco Bay model, is discussed.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Creators:
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Fang, Weiwfan@uni.sydney.edu.au
Keywords: concrete models; holistic modelling; Weisberg; structure
Subjects: General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
Depositing User: Mr. Wei Fang
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2016 16:44
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2016 16:44
Item ID: 12384
Subjects: General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Reductionism/Holism
Date: 26 February 2016
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12384

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