Journal of Philosophy 104 (12):639-659 (2007)
AbstractPhilosophers of science increasingly recognize the importance of idealization: the intentional introduction of distortion into scientiﬁc theories. Yet this recognition has not yielded consensus about the nature of idealization. e literature of the past thirty years contains disparate characterizations and justiﬁcations, but little evidence of convergence towards a common position
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