The philosophical novelty of computer simulation methods

Synthese 169 (3):615 - 626 (2009)
Abstract
Reasons are given to justify the claim that computer simulations and computational science constitute a distinctively new set of scientific methods and that these methods introduce new issues in the philosophy of science. These issues are both epistemological and methodological in kind.
Keywords Computer simulations  Computational science  Epistemic opacity  Semantics  Temporal dynamics  Approximations
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Mark A. Bedau (1997). Weak Emergence. Philosophical Perspectives 11 (s11):375-399.
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Claus Beisbart (2012). How Can Computer Simulations Produce New Knowledge? European Journal for Philosophy of Science 2 (3):395-434.
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