Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2015)

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Brandon Boesch
Morningside College
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The article constitutes a detailed overview of the most important background literature on the topic of scientific representation. It gives a detailed outline of many of the important philosophical accounts of scientific representation. The primary division is between substantive accounts and deflationary/pragmatic accounts. Objections to each type of account are considered. Insights from the literature on modelling are discussed along with an overview of some of the insights from the sociology of science.
Keywords Scientific  Representation  Philosophy of Science
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