The fiction view of models reloaded

The Monist 99 (3):225-242 (2016)
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In this paper we explore the constraints that our preferred account of scientific representation places on the ontology of scientific models. Pace the Direct Representation view associated with Arnon Levy and Adam Toon we argue that scientific models should be thought of as imagined systems, and clarify the relationship between imagination and representation.

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James Nguyen
Stockholm University
Roman Frigg
London School of Economics

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