Scientific representation

Philosophy Compass 5 (1):91-101 (2010)
Scientific representation is a currently booming topic, both in analytical philosophy and in history and philosophy of science. The analytical inquiry attempts to come to terms with the relation between theory and world; while historians and philosophers of science aim to develop an account of the practice of model building in the sciences. This article provides a review of recent work within both traditions, and ultimately argues for a practice-based account of the means employed by scientists to effectively achieve representation in the modelling sciences.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2009.00261.x
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Isabelle Peschard (2011). Making Sense of Modeling: Beyond Representation. [REVIEW] European Journal for Philosophy of Science 1 (3):335-352.
Mauricio Suárez (2015). Deflationary Representation, Inference, and Practice. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 49:36-47.

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