Models as Make-Believe: Imagination, Fiction, and Scientific Representation

Palgrave Macmillan (2012)
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Models as Make-Believe offers a new approach to scientific modelling by looking to an unlikely source of inspiration: the dolls and toy trucks of children's games of make-believe.
Keywords Philosophy of science  Scientific models  Imagination  Scientific representation  Chemical models
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Adam Toon (2011). Playing with Molecules. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 42 (4):580-589.
Ann-Sophie Barwich (2013). Science and Fiction: Analysing the Concept of Fiction in Science and its Limits. Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 44 (2):357-373.
Arnon Levy (2015). Modeling Without Models. Philosophical Studies 172 (3):781-798.

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