Zagadnienia Filozoficzne W Nauce

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    Exploring the epistemic and ontic conceptions of Models and Idealizations in Science.Kristian Gonzalez Barman - 2024 - Zagadnienia Filozoficzne W Nauce 74:295-301.
    Book review: Alejandro Cassini & Juan Redmond (eds.), _Models and Idealizations in Science: Artifactual and Fictional Approaches_, Springer Iternational Publishing, Cham 2021, pp.xv+270.
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    Can fiction and veritism go hand in hand?Antoine Brandelet - 2024 - Zagadnienia Filozoficzne W Nauce 74:225-257.
    The epistemology of models has to face a conundrum: models are often described as highly idealised, and yet they are considered to be vehicles for scientific explanations. Truth-oriented—veritist—conceptions of explanation seem thereby undermined by this contradiction. In this article, I will show how this apparent paradox can be avoided by appealing to the notion of fiction. If fictionalism is often thought to lead to various flavours of instrumentalism, thereby weakening the veritist hopes, the fiction view of models offers a framework (...)
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    The nature and norms of scientific explanation: some preliminaries.Abel Peña & Cory Wright - 2024 - Zagadnienia Filozoficzne W Nauce 74:5–17.
    The paper introduces a special issue of the journal Philosophical Problems in Science (ZFN) on the topic of the nature and norms of scientific explanation.
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    Dimensions of explanation.Eric Hochstein - 2024 - Zagadnienia Filozoficzne W Nauce 74:57-98.
    Some argue that the term “explanation” in science is ambiguous, referring to at least three distinct concepts: a communicative concept, a representational concept, and an ontic concept. Each is defined in a different way with its own sets of norms and goals, and each of which can apply in contexts where the others do not. In this paper, I argue that such a view is false. Instead, I propose that a scientific explanation is a complex entity that can always be (...)
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    Explanation, representation and information.Panagiotis Karadimas - 2024 - Zagadnienia Filozoficzne W Nauce 74:21-55.
    The ontic conception of explanation is predicated on the proposition that “explanation is a relation between real objects in the world” and hence, according to this approach, scientific explanation cannot take place absent such a premise. Despite the fact that critics have emphasized several drawbacks of the ontic conception, as for example its inability to address the so-called “abstract explanations”, the debate is not settled and the ontic view can claim to capture cases of explanation that are non-abstract, such as (...)
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    Mechanisms ‘all the way down’?Ioan Muntean - 2024 - Zagadnienia Filozoficzne W Nauce 74:302-316.
    Book review: _Mechanistic Explanations in Physics and Beyond_, Brigitte Falkenburg and Gregor Schiemann, editors, _European Studies in Philosophy of Science_, Vol. 11, Springer International Publishing, Cham 2019, pp.220.
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    Ontic or epistemic conception of explanation: A misleading distinction?Michał Oleksowicz - 2024 - Zagadnienia Filozoficzne W Nauce 74:259-291.
    In this paper, I discuss the differences between ontic and epistemic conceptions of scientific explanation, mainly in relation to the so-called new mechanical philosophy. I emphasize that the debate on conceptions of scientific explanation owes much to Salmon’s ontic/epistemic distinction, although much has changed since his formulations. I focus on the interplay between ontic and epistemic norms and constraints in providing mechanistic explanations. My conceptual analysis serves two aims. Firstly, I formulate some suggestions for recognising that both sets of norms (...)
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