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Transfer and templates in scientific modeling

Houkes, Wybo and Zwart, Sjoerd D. (2012) Transfer and templates in scientific modeling. In: [2012] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 23rd Biennial Mtg (San Diego, CA) > PSA 2012 Contributed Papers.

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    Abstract

    The notion of (computational) template has recently been discussed in relation to cross-disciplinary transfer of modeling efforts and in relation to the representational content of models. We further develop and disambiguate the notion of template and find that, suitably developed, it is useful in distinguishing and analyzing different types of transfer, none of which supports a non-representationalist view of models. We illustrate our main findings with the modeling of technology substitution with Lotka-Volterra Competition equations.


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Keywords: Modeling Representation Template
    Subjects: General Issues > Models and Idealization
    Conferences and Volumes: [2012] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 23rd Biennial Mtg (San Diego, CA) > PSA 2012 Contributed Papers
    Depositing User: Wybo Houkes
    Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2012 19:28
    Last Modified: 06 Nov 2012 19:28
    Item ID: 9407
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9407

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