Epistemic Entitlements and the Practice of Computer Simulation

Minds and Machines:1-24 (forthcoming)

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John Symons
University of Kansas
Ramon Alvarado
University of Kansas
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What does it mean to trust the results of a computer simulation? This paper argues that trust in simulations should be grounded in empirical evidence, good engineering practice, and established theoretical principles. Without these constraints, computer simulation risks becoming little more than speculation. We argue against two prominent positions in the epistemology of computer simulation and defend a conservative view that emphasizes the difference between the norms governing scientific investigation and those governing ordinary epistemic practices.
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