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New Directions in the Philosophy of Science

Models as Make-Believe

Imagination, Fiction and Scientific Representation

Authors: Toon, Adam

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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.

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ADAM TOON is Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Exeter.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Models as Make-Believe
Book Subtitle
Imagination, Fiction and Scientific Representation
Authors
Series Title
New Directions in the Philosophy of Science
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29223-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137292230
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-30121-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33687-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 148
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