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Walter Veit
University of Sydney
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This paper constitutes a radical departure from the existing philosophical literature on models, modeling-practices, and model-based science. I argue that the various entities and practices called 'models' and 'modeling-practices' are too diverse, too context-sensitive, and serve too many scientific purposes and roles, as to allow for a general philosophical analysis. From this recognition an alternative view emerges that I shall dub model anarchism.
Keywords models  modeling  model-based science  Anarchism  pluralism  Michael Weisberg  Peter Godfrey-Smith  scientific practice  context  philosopy of science
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