Recent Semantic Developments on Models
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Hence the philosophy of science, for at least six decades now, has devoted careful attention to the nature and role of models in the scientific enterprise.
Scientists spend a great deal of time building, testing, comparing and revising models, and much journal space is dedicated to introducing, applying and interpreting these valuable tools. In short, models are one of the principal instruments of modern science. (Frigg and Hartmann 2012, n/p.)
Accordingly, it is against the backdrop of the existing plethora of philosophical attempts at elucidating what models are that anynew academic contributions seeking to study this construct are heartily welcome and should be critically analysed and assessed. In my opinion, this is especially the case when such contributions can be located within the so-called semanticist perspective on models, which (arguably) is the...
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