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Brave New Worlds: How computer simulation changes model-based science

Walmsley, Lachlan

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A large part of science involves building and investigating models. One key feature of model-based science is that one thing is studied as a means of learning about some rather different thing. How scientists make inferences from a model to the world, then, is a topic of great interest to philosophers of science. An increasing number of models are specified with very complex computer programs. In this thesis, I examine the epistemological issues that arise when scientists use these computer...[Show more]

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Date published: 2022
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/267161
DOI: 10.25911/BHT0-ZW45

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