Scientific Discovery Through Fictionally Modelling Reality

Salis, Fiora (2018) Scientific Discovery Through Fictionally Modelling Reality. Topoi. ISSN 0167-7411



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Keywords: Scientific discovery · Scientific models · Scientific representation · Model-based reasoning · Make-believe · Fictionalism · Denotation · Theoretical hypotheses
  • Published (online): 23 July 2018
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Faculty of Arts and Humanities (York) > Philosophy (York)
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European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant Scheme654034
Depositing User: Dr Fiora Salis
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2018 11:40
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2018 11:40
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Status: Published online
Publisher: Springer
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