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Simulation, philosophy: a simulation is the establishment of a correspondence to a process, a procedure or a situation with means which are different from those involved in the original process or the original situation. The simulation itself is either the subject of an investigation, or it serves the purpose of creating an illusion for exercise or entertainment purposes. See also copy, reproduction, reality, similarity, forgery, figure, process, situation, models.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Douglas R. Hofstadter on Simulation - Dictionary of Arguments

II 529
Simulation: no one confuses the simulation of gases, liquids, in physics with the things themselves (Dennett about simulated hurricanes ("brainstorms"). What goes on in a computer when it simulates a hurricane, is obviously not a hurricane.
((s) But there is no hurricane raging in the minds of the people affected by a real hurricane, not even in the sensory organs.)
Natural Law/storm: The storm does not shred the laws of physics.
II 534
Simulation: what would you say if it means that the calculations performed by the computer are only simulations!
, >Computation, >Computer model of the mind, >Addition, >Computability.
Computers find the right answers, therefore their calculations are not a fraud, but only masks. It lacks the inner understanding of the process.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Hofstadter I
Douglas Hofstadter
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
German Edition:
Gödel, Escher, Bach - ein Endloses Geflochtenes Band Stuttgart 2017

Hofstadter II
Douglas Hofstadter
Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern
German Edition:
Metamagicum München 1994

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