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Austinian Model Evaluation

van Basshuysen, Philippe (2022) Austinian Model Evaluation. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Like Austin’s "performatives", some models are used not merely to represent, but also to change their targets in various ways. This paper argues that Austin's analysis can inform model evaluation: if models are evaluated with respect to whether they are adequate for particular purposes (Parker 2020), and if performativity can in some cases be regarded as a model purpose (a proposition that is defended, using mechanism design as an example), it follows that these models can be evaluated with respect to their "felicity", i.e. whether their use has achieved this purpose. Finally, I respond to epistemic and ethical concerns that might block this conclusion.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
van Basshuysen, Philippep.c.van-basshuysen@lse.ac.uk0000-0003-1947-9309
Keywords: Performativity, Model evaluation, J.L. Austin, Mechanism design
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Economics
General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Game Theory
General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Science and Policy
Depositing User: Mr. Philippe van Basshuysen
Date Deposited: 28 May 2022 14:59
Last Modified: 28 May 2022 14:59
Item ID: 20681
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Economics
General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Game Theory
General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Science and Policy
Date: 6 April 2022
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20681

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