Model Anarchism

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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.

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Walter Veit
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Idealization and the Aims of Science.Angela Potochnik - 2017 - Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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