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The Fiction View of Models Reloaded

Frigg, Roman and Nguyen, James (2016) The Fiction View of Models Reloaded. [Preprint]

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Abstract

In this paper we explore the constraints that our preferred account of scientific representation places on the ontology of scientific models. Pace the Direct Representation view associated with Arnon Levy and Adam Toon we argue that scientific models should be thought of as imagined systems, and clarify the relationship between imagination and representation.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Frigg, Romanr.p.frigg@lse.ac.uk
Nguyen, JamesJ.Nguyen1@lse.ac.uk
Keywords: fiction, model, representation, denotation, exemplification, Goodman, Elgin
Subjects: General Issues > Models and Idealization
Depositing User: Roman Frigg
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2017 01:04
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2017 01:04
Item ID: 13279
Subjects: General Issues > Models and Idealization
Date: August 2016
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/13279

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