180175 SE Scientific representation (2019S)
- Registration is open from Th 07.02.2019 09:00 to We 13.02.2019 10:00
- Registration is open from We 20.02.2019 09:00 to Tu 26.02.2019 10:00
- Deregistration possible until Su 31.03.2019 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
1. Active participation to the seminars: You need to attend to at least 11 classes.
2. Readings and assignments: You have to prepare for the classes well enough to be able to present the basic argument(s) of the readings. Additionally, you have to send a question on the readings to the Moodle dashboard 24 hours before the class.
3. Each student needs to chair, or co-chair, one class. The chair(s) should give a comprehensive overview of the submitted questions, and lead the discussion.
4. A thesis-oriented essay in English on a given topic (2000 words, excluding references). The more specific instructions will be given later.
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French, S., and J. Ladyman J. 1999. “Reinflating the Semantic Approach.” International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 13: 103-121.
Gelfert, A. 2016. How to Do Science with Models – A Philosophical Primer Springer (pp. 1-41)
Giere, R. N. 2010. “An Agent-based Conception of Models and Scientific Representation. Synthese 172: 269-281.
Godfrey-Smith, P. 2006. “The Strategy of Model-Based Science.” Biology and Philosophy 21: 725-740.
Humphreys. P. 2004. Extending Ourselves: Computational Science, Empiricism, and Scientific Method (pp. 49-72, 88-100)
Jones, M. R. 2005. “Idealization and Abstraction: A Framework.” In M. R. Jones & N. Cartwright (Eds.), Idealization XII: Correcting the model. Poznan studies in the philosophy of sciences and the humanities (Vol. 86, pp. 173–217). Amsterdam: Rodopi.
Knuuttila, T. 2018. “Imagination Extended and Embedded: Artifactual and Fictional Accounts of Models.” Synthese. doi: 10.1007/s11229-017-1545-2
Latour, B. 1995. “The ‘Pédofil’ of Boa Vista: A Photo-Philosophical Montage.” Common Knowledge V4, N1: 144-187.
Luczak, J. 2017. “Talk about Toy Models.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics. Vol. 57: 1-7.
Lynch, M. 1990. “The Externalized Retina: Selection and Mathematization in the Visual Documentation of Objects in Life Sciences”, in Michael Lynch and Steve Woolgar (eds.), Representation in Scientific Practice. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 153-186.
MaKenzie, D. 2006. “Performing Markets.” (Ch.1). In An Engine, Not a Camera: How Financial Models Shape the Markets. Cambridge, MA and London: The MIT Press.
Morrison, M., & Morgan, M. S. 1999. “Models as Mediating Instruments.” In M. S. Morgan & M. Morrison (Eds.), Models as Mediators. Perspectives on Natural and Social Science (pp. 10-37). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Sterrett, S. 2014. “The Morals of Model-Making.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 46:31-45.
Suárez, M. 2003. “Scientific Representation: Against Similarity and Isomorphism.” International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 17: 225-244.
Thomasson, A. (in press). “If Models were Fictions, then What Would They Be?” In P. Godfrey-Smith and A. Levy (Eds.), The Scientific Imagination. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Weisberg, M. 2007. “Three Kinds of Idealization.” The Journal of Philosophy, CIV, 12: 639-59.
Winsberg, E. 2003. “Simulated Experiments: Methodology for a Virtual World.” Philosophy of Science 70: 105.125.
Yaneva, A. 2005. “Scaling up and down: Extraction Trials in Architectural Design.” Social Studies in Science 35: 867-894.