How scientific models can explain

Abstract

Scientific models invariably involve some degree of idealization, abstraction, or fictionalization of their target system. Nonetheless, I argue that there are circumstances under which such false models can offer genuine scientific explanations. After reviewing three different proposals in the literature for how models can explain, I shall introduce a more… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11229-009-9565-1

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@article{Bokulich2011HowSM, title={How scientific models can explain}, author={Alisa Bokulich}, journal={Synthese}, year={2011}, volume={180}, pages={33-45} }