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Scientific representations as limiting cases

Steffen Ducheyne (2012) ERKENNTNIS. 76(1). p.73-89
abstract
In this essay, I shall show that the so-called inferential (Suarez 2003 and 2004) and interpretational (Contessa 2007) accounts of scientific representation are respectively unsatisfactory and too weak to account for scientific representation (pars destruens). Along the way, I shall also argue that the pragmatic similarity (Giere 2004 and Giere 2010) and the partial isomorphism (da Costa and French 2003 and French 2003) accounts are unable to single out scientific representation. In the pars construens I spell out a limiting case account which has explanatory surplus vis A vis the approaches which I have previously reviewed. My account offers an adequate treatment of scientific representation, or so I shall try to argue. Central to my account is the notion of a pragmatic limiting case, which will be characterized in due course.
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author
organization
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
MODELS
journal title
ERKENNTNIS
Erkenntnis
volume
76
issue
1
pages
73 - 89
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000299077800006
ISSN
0165-0106
DOI
10.1007/s10670-011-9309-8
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
3149909
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-3149909
date created
2013-02-27 22:35:40
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:43:45
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  issn         = {0165-0106},
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  keyword      = {MODELS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {73--89},
  title        = {Scientific representations as limiting cases},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10670-011-9309-8},
  volume       = {76},
  year         = {2012},
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Chicago
Ducheyne, Steffen. 2012. “Scientific Representations as Limiting Cases.” Erkenntnis 76 (1): 73–89.
APA
Ducheyne, S. (2012). Scientific representations as limiting cases. ERKENNTNIS, 76(1), 73–89.
Vancouver
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Ducheyne S. Scientific representations as limiting cases. ERKENNTNIS. 2012;76(1):73–89.
MLA
Ducheyne, Steffen. “Scientific Representations as Limiting Cases.” ERKENNTNIS 76.1 (2012): 73–89. Print.