The Relation Between Scientific Models and Their Targets: Report on the “Representation in Science” Workshop
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In studying scientific method, one issue of interest to philosophers of science is the representation of reality by scientific models. Broadly, this forms but one part of the debate in the history of philosophy on the relationship between concepts and their objects, rendering the specific relation between scientific representations and reality a case study especially interesting to those who deem scientific activity a privileged source of knowledge.
I would like to thank Martin Zach for helpful comments and the organization of the workshop.
This work was supported by the grant “Formal Epistemology: Future Synthesis”, in the framework of the program Praemium Academicum of the Czech Academy of Sciences.
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