Models as Make-Believe: Imagination, Fiction and Scientific Representation (New Directions in the Philosophy of Science) (Hardcover)

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Models as Make-Believe: Imagination, Fiction and Scientific Representation (New Directions in the Philosophy of Science) (Hardcover)

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Scientists often try to understand the world by building simplified and idealised models of it. Adam Toon develops a new approach to scientific models by comparing them to the dolls and toy trucks of children's imaginative games, and offers a unified framework to solve difficult metaphysical problems and help to make sense of scientific practice.
ADAM TOON is Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Exeter.
Product Details ISBN: 9780230301214
ISBN-10: 0230301215
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: October 17th, 2012
Pages: 148
Language: English
Series: New Directions in the Philosophy of Science