Philosophy of science in practice in ecological model building

Biology and Philosophy 37 (4):0-0 (2022)
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Abstract

This article addresses the contributions of the literature on the new mechanistic philosophy of science for the scientific practice of model building in ecology. This is reflected in a one-to-one interdisciplinary collaboration between an ecologist and a philosopher of science during science-in-the-making. We argue that the identification, reconstruction and understanding of mechanisms is context-sensitive, and for this case study mechanistic modeling did not present a normative role but a heuristic one. We expect our study to provides useful epistemic tools for the improvement of empirically-riven work in the debates about mechanistic explanation of ecological phenomena.

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Luana Poliseli
Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research
Federica Russo
University of Amsterdam

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