Scientific Representation

Publication Year:
2009
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5014
Author(s):
Suárez, Mauricio
preprint description
Scientific representation is currently a booming topic, both in analytical philosophy and in history and philosophy of science. The analytical inquiry attempts to come to terms with the relation between theory and world; while historians and philosophers of science aim to develop an account of the practice of model building in the sciences. This article provides a review of recent work within both traditions, and ultimately argues for a practice-based account of the means employed by scientists to effectively achieve representations in the modelling sciences.