Models as Parts of Distributed Cognitive Systems

@inproceedings{Giere2002ModelsAP,
  title={Models as Parts of Distributed Cognitive Systems},
  author={Ronald N. Giere},
  year={2002}
}
Recent work on the role of models in science has revealed a great many kinds of models performing many different roles. In this paper I suggest that one can find much unity among all this diversity by thinking of many models as being components of distributed cognitive systems. I begin by distinguishing the relevant notion of a distributed cognitive system and then give examples of different kinds of models that can be thought of as functioning as components of such systems. These include both… CONTINUE READING

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