Perspectives on Science 23 (4):443-465 (2015)

Ann-Sophie Barwich
Indiana University, Bloomington
What does it take for a scientific model to represent? Scientific models have received a great deal of attention in recent philosophical literature. Following Morgan and Morrison’s account of “Models as Mediators”, analysis of how models represent has changed from questioning what properties of models can be said to correlate with the world to asking how models are used to relate to an intended target-system. This turn to a practice-oriented approach of understanding models was a response to a general philosophical problem that attends the empirical application of scientific representations such as models. This problem is twofold. Models, on the one hand, are often said to make false claims about the world..
Keywords Smell  Modeling  Representation  Olfaction
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DOI 10.1162/posc_a_00183
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