Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Models, philosophy, logic: A model is obtained when a logical formula provides true statements by inserting objects instead of the free variables. One problem is the exclusion of unintended models. See also model theory.

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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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Model / Hacking: interactivity between speculation and experiment. Models are in the head.
  E.g. An atomic nucleus is treated temporarily as if it had an infinite mass. E.g. molecules treated as rigid rod.
  E.g. we can leave the spin out of eight.
CartwrightVsModell: in the above examples we see that not all can be true, but we all use them at the same time!
Model / ((s): Question: a model must not contain moving parts or be moving somehow?)


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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.

Hack I
I. Hacking
Einführung in die Philosophie der Naturwissenschaften Stuttgart 1996


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-08-23