Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
Unintended Models, philosophy: a model results from a formula in logic, if its interpretation - the insertion of values instead of the free variables - gives a true statement. For axiom systems, one speaks of the set of models that the system allows to construct. The problem of the unintended models arises when a statement obtained in the system is indeterminate in one respect, so that in turn it allows different interpretations. See also indeterminacy.

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Unintended Model / Fraassen: E.g. the same formula governs the diffusion of gases and heat transfer. - Question: would then the intention have to be part of the theory? - No: unintended models disappear when we consider a larger observable part of the world.


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B. van Fraassen
The Scientific Image Oxford 1980


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