Models, Idealisations, and Realism

In F. Sterpetti, E. Ippoloti & T. Nickles (eds.), Models and Inferences in Science. Springer (2016)

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Juha Saatsi
University of Leeds
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I explore a challenge that idealisations pose to scientific realism and argue that the realist can best accommodate idealisations by capitalising on certain modal features of idealised models that are underwritten by laws of nature.
Keywords Scientific Realism  Idealisations  Modelling
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