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Modeling Reality

Pincock, Chris (2007) Modeling Reality. In: UNSPECIFIED.


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My aim in this paper is to articulate an account of scientific modeling that reconciles pluralism about modeling with a modest form of scientific realism. The central claim of this approach is that the models of a given physical phenomenon can present different aspects of the phenomenon. This allows us, in certain special circumstances, to be confident that we are capturing genuine features of the world, even when our modeling occurs in the absence of a fundamental theory. This framework is illustrated using models from contemporary meteorology.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Pincock, Chris
Keywords: models; idealization; meteorology
Subjects: General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Earth Sciences
Depositing User: Chris Pincock
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:15
Item ID: 3554

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