Models, Idealisations, and Realism

In F. Sterpetti, E. Ippoloti & T. Nickles (eds.), Models and Inferences in Science. Springer (2016)
  Copy   BIBTEX


I explore a challenge that idealisations pose to scientific realism and argue that the realist can best accommodate idealisations by capitalising on certain modal features of idealised models that are underwritten by laws of nature.

Author's Profile

Juha Saatsi
University of Leeds


Added to PP

450 (#32,438)

6 months
69 (#55,262)

Historical graph of downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.
How can I increase my downloads?