Models and fictions in science
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CitationGodfrey-Smith, Peter. 2009. Models and fictions in science. Philosophical Studies 143, no. 1: 101-116.
AbstractNon-actual model systems discussed in scientific theories are compared to fictions in literature. This comparison may help with the understanding of similarity relations between models and real-world target systems. The ontological problems surrounding fictions in science may be particularly difficult, however. A comparison is also made to ontological problems that arise in the philosophy of mathematics.
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