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Philosophy of Science
Proponents of individual-based modeling in ecology claim that their models explain the emergence of population-level behavior. This article argues that individual-based models have not, as yet, provided such explanations. Instead, individual-based models can and do demonstrate and explain the emergence of population-level behaviors from individual behaviors and interactions.
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Weisberg, Michael, "Understanding the Emergence of Population Behavior in Individual-Based Models" (2014). Departmental Papers (Philosophy). 10.
Date Posted: 04 December 2017
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