Computer simulation and the philosophy of science

Philosophy Compass 4 (5):835-845 (2009)

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Eric Winsberg
University of South Florida
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There are a variety of topics in the philosophy of science that need to be rethought, in varying degrees, after one pays careful attention to the ways in which computer simulations are used in the sciences. There are a number of conceptual issues internal to the practice of computer simulation that can benefit from the attention of philosophers. This essay surveys some of the recent literature on simulation from the perspective of the philosophy of science and argues that philosophers have a lot to learn by paying closer attention to the practice of simulation.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2009.00236.x
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