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The Simulation Model as a Causal Explanation Generator

Giri, Leandro and Miguel, Hernán (2018) The Simulation Model as a Causal Explanation Generator. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 33 (1). pp. 111-128. ISSN 2171-679X

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Abstract

Here we enrich Paul Weirich’s thesis holding that a simulation model can create knowledge in the form of causal explanations. We sustain the validity of exporting results from the model to the modelized world in virtue of the similarity between model and world, which is analyzable in terms of partial identity of structure, eliminating the superficial similarity that repeats empirical results by adjusting data via calibration. The structure of relations rescues from the world critical results to analyze such similarity, as so certain properties which condition the kind of relations held between the elements of the model representing entities of the world.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
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Giri, Leandroleandrogiri@gmail.com
Miguel, Hernánfilociencias@gmail.com
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: Causal explanations, simulations, validation of simulations.
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email theoria@ehu.es
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2018 21:27
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2018 21:27
Item ID: 14469
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Official URL: http://www.ehu.eus/ojs/index.php/THEORIA/article/v...
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1387/theoria.17826
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Date: January 2018
Page Range: pp. 111-128
Volume: 33
Number: 1
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14469

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