Scientific theories, models, and the semantic approach

@inproceedings{Bueno2007ScientificTM,
  title={Scientific theories, models, and the semantic approach},
  author={Ot{\'a}vio Bueno and D{\'e}cio Krause},
  year={2007}
}
According to the semantic view, a theory is characterized by a class of models. In this paper, we examine critically some of the assumptions that underlie this approach. First, we recall that models are models of something. Thus we cannot leave completely aside the axiomatization of the theories under consideration, nor can we ignore the metamathematics used to elaborate these models, for changes in the metamathematics often impose restrictions on the resulting models. Second, based on a… CONTINUE READING

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