Human Simulation as a Humble Approach
This epilogue to Human Simulation places the volume’s contributions into the context of the use of models in science, the potential of computational execution of concepts and ideas by using simulation, and the epistemological constraints of such efforts. It proposes that bringing social scientists, humanities scholars, and supporting simulationists together creating human simulations will push the boundaries of what we know and what we can do, moving the frontier between what is theoretically possible and what is practically feasible in support of applicable research methods.
KeywordsPhilosophy of science Epistemology of simulation Computational constraints
- DeLanda, M. 2011. Philosophy and simulation: The emergence of synthetic reason. London/New York: Continuum International Publishing Group.Google Scholar
- Goldman, S.L. 2006. Science wars: What scientists know and how they know it. Chantilly: Lehigh University, The Teaching Company.Google Scholar
- Shermer, M. 2017. How to convince someone when facts fail: Why worldview threats undermine evidence. Scientific American 316 (1).Google Scholar