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Philosophy of Science
Although most philosophical accounts about model/world relations focus on structural mappings such as isomorphism, similarity has long been discussed as an alternative account. Despite its attractions, proponents of the similarity view have not provided detailed accounts of what it means that a model is similar to a real-world target system. This article gives the outlines of such an account, drawing on the work of Amos Tversky.
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Weisberg, Michael, "Getting Serious About Similarity" (2012). Departmental Papers (Philosophy). 9.
Date Posted: 04 December 2017
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