ISBN-10:
0521655714
ISBN-13:
9780521655712
Pub. Date:
05/28/2008
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Models as Mediators: Perspectives on Natural and Social Science

Models as Mediators: Perspectives on Natural and Social Science

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ISBN-13: 9780521655712
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/28/2008
Series: Ideas in Context Series , #52
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction Margaret Morrison and Mary S. Morgan; 2. Models as mediating instruments Margaret Morrison and Mary S. Morgan; 3. Models as autonomous agents Margaret Morrison; 4. Built-in justification Marcel Boumans; 5. The Ising model, computer simulation, and universal physics R. I. G. Hughes; 6. Techniques of modelling and paper-tools in classical chemistry Ursula Klein; 7. The role of models in the application of scientific theories: epistemological implications Mauricio Suarez; 8. Knife edge caricature modelling: the case of Marx's reproduction schema Geert Reuten; 9. Models and the limits of theory: quantum Hamiltonians and the BCS model of superconductivity Nancy Cartwright; 10. Past measurement and future prediction Adrienne van den Bogaard; 11. Models and stories in Hadron physics Stephan Hartmann; 12. Learning from models Mary S. Morgan.

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