15 found
Sort by:
  1. Anouk Barberousse & Cyrille Imbert (forthcoming). Cellular Automata in Fluid Dynamics: Not so Different. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics.
  2. Cyrille Imbert (forthcoming). Relevance, Not Invariance, Explanatoriness, Not Manipulability: Discussion of Woodward's Views on Explanatory Relevance. Philosophical Explorations 80 (5):625-636.
    According to Woodward’s causal model of explanation, explanatory information is relevant for manipulation purposes and indicates by means of invariant causal relations how to change the value of certain target explanandum variables by intervening on others. Therefore, the depth of an explanation is evaluated through the size of the domain of invariance of the generalization involved. In this article, I argue that Woodward’s account of explanatory relevance is still unsatisfactory and claim that the depth of an explanation should be explicated (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  3. Cyrille Imbert, Ryan Muldoon, Jan Sprenger & Kevin Zollman (2014). Introduction, SI of Synthese “The Collective Dimension of Science”. Synthese 191 (1):1-2.
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  4. Anouk Barberousse & Cyrille Imbert (2013). New Mathematics for Old Physics: The Case of Lattice Fluids. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 44 (3):231-241.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  5. Rawad El Skaf & Cyrille Imbert (2013). Unfolding in the Empirical Sciences: Experiments, Thought Experiments and Computer Simulations. Synthese 190 (16):3451-3474.
    Experiments (E), computer simulations (CS) and thought experiments (TE) are usually seen as playing different roles in science and as having different epistemologies. Accordingly, they are usually analyzed separately. We argue in this paper that these activities can contribute to answering the same questions by playing the same epistemic role when they are used to unfold the content of a well-described scenario. We emphasize that in such cases, these three activities can be described by means of the same conceptual framework—even (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  6. Pierre-Alain Braillard, Alexandre Guay, Cyrille Imbert & Thomas Pradeu (2011). Une objectivité kaléidoscopique : construire l'image scientifique du monde. Philosophie 110 (2):46.
    No categories
    Translate to English
    | Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  7. Roman Frigg, Stephan Hartmann & Cyrille Imbert (2011). Preface. Synthese 180 (1):1-2.
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  8. Paul Humphreys & Cyrille Imbert (eds.) (2011). Models, Simulations, and Representations. Routledge.
    Although scientific models and simulations differ in numerous ways, they are similar in so far as they are posing essentially philosophical problems about the nature of representation. This collection is designed to bring together some of the best work on the nature of representation being done by both established senior philosophers of science and younger researchers. Most of the pieces, while appealing to existing traditions of scientific representation, explore new types of questions, such as: how understanding can be developed within (...)
    No categories
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  9. Cyrille Imbert (2011). Explication Et Pertinence : Du Sel Ensorcelé À la Loi des Aires. Dialogue 50 (04):689-723.
    ABSTRACT: Whereas relevance in scientific explanations is usually discussed as if it was a single problem, several criteria of relevance will be distinguished in this paper. Emphasis is laid upon the notion of intra-scientific relevance, which is illustrated using explanation of the law of areas as an example. Traditional accounts of explanation, such as the causal and unificationist accounts, are analyzed against these criteria of relevance. Particularly, it will be shown that these accounts fail to indicate which explanations fulfill the (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  10. Anouk Barberousse, Sara Franceschelli & Cyrille Imbert (2009). Computer Simulations as Experiments. Synthese 169 (3):557 - 574.
    Whereas computer simulations involve no direct physical interaction between the machine they are run on and the physical systems they are used to investigate, they are often used as experiments and yield data about these systems. It is commonly argued that they do so because they are implemented on physical machines. We claim that physicality is not necessary for their representational and predictive capacities and that the explanation of why computer simulations generate desired information about their target system is only (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  11. Roman Frigg, Stephan Hartmann & Cyrille Imbert (2009). Models and Simluations. Synthese 169 (3).
    Special issue. With contributions by Anouk Barberouse, Sarah Francescelli and Cyrille Imbert, Robert Batterman, Roman Frigg and Julian Reiss, Axel Gelfert, Till Grüne-Yanoff, Paul Humphreys, James Mattingly and Walter Warwick, Matthew Parker, Wendy Parker, Dirk Schlimm, and Eric Winsberg.
    Translate to English
    | Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  12. Cyrille Imbert (2008). Le sophiste et ses images : épistémologie du temps simulé. Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 3 (3):309-318.
    No categories
    Translate to English
    | Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  13. Anouk Barberousse, Sara Franceschelli & Cyrille Imbert, Cellular Automata, Modeling, and Computation.
    Cellular Automata (CA) based simulations are widely used in a great variety of domains, fromstatistical physics to social science. They allow for spectacular displays and numerical predictions. Are they forall that a revolutionary modeling tool, allowing for “direct simulation”, or for the simulation of “the phenomenon itself”? Or are they merely models "of a phenomenological nature rather than of a fundamental one”? How do they compareto other modeling techniques? In order to answer these questions, we present a systematic exploration of (...)
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  14. Cyrille Imbert (2007). Why Diachronically Emergent Properties Must Also Be Salient. In Carlos Gershenson, Diederik Aerts & Bruce Edmonds (eds.), Worldviews, Science, and Us: Philosophy and Complexity. World Scientific. 99--116.
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  15. Cyrille Imbert, Can Simulations Be Explanatory an Why Do They Seem Not to Be?
    Computer simulations are usually considered to be non-explanatory because, when a simulation reveals that a property is instantiated in a system, it does not enable the exact identification of what it is that brings this property out (relevance requirement). Conversely, analytical deductions are widely considered to yield explanations and understanding. In this paper, I emphasize that explanations should satisfy the relevance requirement and argue that the more they do so, the more they have explanatory value. Finally, I show that this (...)
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation