The Experimental Side of Modeling

by Isabelle F. PeschardBas C. Fraassen
Contributors: Nancy D. CartwrightAnthony ChemeroRonald N. GiereJenann IsmaelTarja KnuuttilaAndrea LoettgersDeborah MayoJoseph RousePaul TellerMichael Weisberg

Offering a radically new conception of the role of data in the scientific modeling process, this cutting-edge volume offers a multifaceted view on experiments as designed and shaped in interaction with the modeling process. Highlighting the mediating role of models and the model-dependence (as well as theory-dependence) of data measurement, it proposes a normative and conceptual innovation in scientific modeling.


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    Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science
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