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Perspectival modeling

Massimi, Michela (2018) Perspectival modeling. [Preprint]

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Abstract

The goal of this article is to address the problem of inconsistent models, and the challenge it poses for perspectivism. I analyse the argument, draw attention to some hidden premises behind it, and deflate them. Then I introduce the notion of perspectival models as a distinctive class of modeling practices, whose primary function is exploratory. I illustrate perspectival modeling with two examples taken from contemporary high-energy physics at LHC, CERN, which are designed to show how a plurality of seemingly incompatible models (suitably understood) is
methodologically crucial to advance the realist quest in cutting-edge areas of scientific inquiry.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Massimi, Michelamichela.massimi@ed.ac.uk0000-0001-6626-9174
Additional Information: Forthcoming in Philosophy of Science.
Keywords: scientific perspectivism, inconsistent models, SUSY, CMS experiment, ATLAS experiment
Subjects: General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Michela Massimi
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2018 02:48
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2018 02:48
Item ID: 14584
Subjects: General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 21 April 2018
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14584

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