Trusting Computer Simulations

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


Relying on computer simulations and trusting their results is key for the epistemic future of this new research methodology. The questions that interest us in this chapter are how do researchers typically build reliability on computer simulations? and what exactly would it mean to trust results of computer simulations? When we attempt to answer these questions, a dilemma is raised. On the one hand, it seems that a machine cannot be entirely reliable in the sense that they are not capable of rendering absolutely correct results.

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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