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Rodrigo Lopez-Orellana
Universidad de Salamanca
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This paper aims to propose an inferential and dynamic approach to understanding with models in biology. Understanding plays a central role in the practice of modeling. From its links with the other two central elements of scientific research, experimentation, and explanation, we show its epistemic relevance to the case of explanation in biology. Furthermore, by including the notion of understanding, we propose a non-referentialist perspective on scientific models, which is determined by their use.
Keywords biology  biología  comprensión  explanation  explicación  inferences  inferencias  modelos  models  razonamiento subrogativo  representación  representation  surrogate reasoning  understanding
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DOI 10.22370/rhv2019iss14pp315-334
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