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Scientific representation and theoretical equivalence

Nguyen, James (2017) Scientific representation and theoretical equivalence. [Preprint]

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In this paper I connect two debates in the philosophy of science; the questions of scientific representation and both model and theoretical equivalence. I argue that by paying attention to how a model is used to draw inferences about its target system, we can define a notion of theoretical equivalence that turns on whether their models licence the same claims about the same target systems. I briefly consider the implications of this for two questions that have recently been discussed in the context of the formal philosophy of science.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Nguyen, Jamesjnguyen4@nd.edu
Keywords: models, representation, structure of theories, interpretation
Subjects: General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Depositing User: James Nguyen
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2017 19:00
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2017 19:00
Item ID: 14167
Subjects: General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Date: 4 December 2017
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14167

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