Models as Make-Believe : Imagination, Fiction and Scientific Representation Hardback
by Adam Toon
Part of the New Directions in the Philosophy of Science series
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 148 pages, XVI, 148 p.
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- Publication Date: 17/10/2012
- Category: Philosophy
- ISBN: 9780230301214
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