Perspectives on Science 21 (2):245-249 (2013)

Mary Morgan
London School of Economics
Graeme Earl's paper on computer graphic modeling in archaeology raises many themes of interest for the philosopher of science, although, as is to be expected of complex social and technical disciplinary practices, these philosophical issues are not to be easily separated or neatly labeled. On the one hand, the modeling practices and concerns of the archaeologists dispute (or even disrupt) the philosophers' traditional notions, while the formers' reective commentaries offer sophisticated analyses that go beyond the latters' traditional reflections on models. On the other hand, the paper raises new questions about how human and social scientists—as humans with social lives—engage with models in their different ..
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