Units of Analysis II: Laboratory Experimentation and Computer Simulations

  • Juan Manuel DuránEmail author
Part of the The Frontiers Collection book series (FRONTCOLL)


When philosophers fixed their attention on computer simulations, three different main lines of study emerged (Durá)n 2013a). The first line of study focuses on finding a suitable definition for computer simulations. A fundamental step towards understanding computer simulations is, precisely, to better grasp their nature by approaching a definition. This was the topic of our first chapter, where we tracked back definitions to the early 1960s.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Technology, Policy and ManagementDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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