Models as Make-Believe: Imagination, Fiction, and Scientific Representation

Palgrave Macmillan (2012)
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Models as Make-Believe offers a new approach to scientific modelling by looking to an unlikely source of inspiration: the dolls and toy trucks of children's games of make-believe.
Keywords Science Philosophy  Mathematical models Philosophy
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Call number Q175.32.M38.T66 2013
ISBN(s) 9780230301214   0230301215
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