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Simplified Models: A Different Perspective on Models as Mediators

McCoy, C.D. and Massimi, Michela (2017) Simplified Models: A Different Perspective on Models as Mediators. [Preprint]

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Abstract

We introduce a novel point of view on the “models as mediators” framework in order to emphasize certain important epistemological questions about models in science which have so far been little investigated. To illustrate how this perspective can help answer these kinds of questions, we explore the use of simplified models in high energy physics research beyond the Standard Model. We show in detail how the construction of simplified models is grounded in the need to mitigate pressing epistemic problems concerning the uncertainty inherent in the present theoretical and experimental contexts.


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McCoy, C.D.casey.mccoy@ed.ac.uk0000-0002-7921-4911
Massimi, Michelamichela.massimi@ed.ac.uk0000-0001-6626-9174
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Depositing User: Dr. Casey McCoy
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2017 14:35
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2017 14:35
Item ID: 13164
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Date: 10 February 2017
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/13164

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