Idealization XII: Correcting the Model--Idealization and Abstraction in the Sciences (Poznañ Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 86) Martin R. Jones

ISBN: 9789042019553

Published: May 28th 2005

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293 pages


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Idealization XII: Correcting the Model--Idealization and Abstraction in the Sciences (Poznañ Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 86)  by  Martin R. Jones

Idealization XII: Correcting the Model--Idealization and Abstraction in the Sciences (Poznañ Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 86) by Martin R. Jones
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In this collection of 11 articles, contributors describe their thought and research about idealization and abstraction in science. The articles, some of which are based on lectures, include such topics as how the new classical macroeconomics respondsMoreIn this collection of 11 articles, contributors describe their thought and research about idealization and abstraction in science. The articles, some of which are based on lectures, include such topics as how the new classical macroeconomics responds to the Lucas critique, why idealized models in economics have limited use, a response by the late Amos Funkenstein to Nancy Cartrights arguments for the primacy of the notion of capacity, the generalization of evolutionary theory by abstraction, the influence of analogical reasoning, the role of idealizations in physical theory, a systematic proposal for sorting out idealization and abstraction, a case study from China, inferential relations between sentences (yes, the IRS), theory structure, and minimal realism.

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