Models and Method

Philosophy 39 (149):260 - 267 (1964)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

The construction of models plays a vital part in scientific thought.And many questions about the characteristics demanded of a good model, and the implications of using models are often asked by philosophers of science. Although models are frequently and successfully used in scientific explanation, this does not imply that they are a necessary feature of such explanation, though it does provide some justification for their use. However, any attempt to provide a model for a scientific theory undoubtedly leads to a clearer understanding of that theory. Models and theories are often considered as separate features in a scientific explanation, but a theory is not usually devised and then consciously provided with a model

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 74,569

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Analytics

Added to PP
2010-08-10

Downloads
11 (#837,993)

6 months
1 (#418,511)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

Bibliography on Philosophy of Chemistry.E. R. Scerri - 1997 - Synthese 111 (3):305-324.

Add more citations

References found in this work

Nature of Physical Theory. By A. Cornelius Benjamin.P. W. Bridgman - 1936 - International Journal of Ethics 47:117.
Classical and Non-Classical Concepts in the Quantum Theory.David Bohm - 1961 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 12 (48):265-280.
Classical and Non-Classical Concepts in Quantum Theory.David Bohm - 1961 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 12:265.

Add more references