Intelligent Systems Reference Library

Ontology, Epistemology, and Teleology for Modeling and Simulation

Philosophical Foundations for Intelligent M&S Applications

Editors: Tolk, Andreas (Ed.)

  • A compendium on Ontology, Epistemology, and Teleology for Modeling and Simulation
  • What do we know, how do we gain knowledge, and why and when can we rely on the recommendations of Modeling and simulation
  • Written by leading experts in the field
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In this book, internationally recognized experts in philosophy of science, computer science, and modeling and simulation are contributing to the discussion on how ontology, epistemology, and teleology will contribute to enable the next generation of intelligent modeling and simulation applications.

It is well understood that a simulation can provide the technical means to display the behavior of a system over time, including following observed trends to predict future possible states, but how reliable and trustworthy are such predictions? The questions about what we can know (ontology), how we gain new knowledge (epistemology), and what we do with this knowledge (teleology) are therefore illuminated from these very different perspectives, as each experts uses a different facet to look at these challenges. The result of bringing these perspectives into one book is a challenging compendium that gives room for a spectrum of challenges: from general philosophy questions, such as can we use modeling and simulation and other computational means at all to discover new knowledge, down to computational methods to improve semantic interoperability between systems or methods addressing how to apply the recent insights of service oriented approaches to support distributed artificial intelligence.

As such, this book has been compiled as an entry point to new domains for students, scholars, and practitioners and to raise the curiosity in them to learn more to fully address the topics of ontology, epistemology, and teleology from philosophical, computational, and conceptual viewpoints.

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Selected by Computing Reviews as one of the Best Reviews & Notable Books of 2013

“The clarity and style of writing make them accessible to readers coming from the sciences, engineering, or economics. … This is a book worth reading and rereading.” (Anthony J. Duben, Computing Reviews, August, 2013)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Truth, Trust, and Turing – Implications for Modeling and Simulation

    Tolk, Andreas

    Pages 1-26

  • Guidelines for Developing Ontological Architectures in Modelling and Simulation

    Partridge, Chris (et al.)

    Pages 27-57

  • Ontologies in Modeling and Simulation: An Epistemological Perspective

    Hofmann, Marko

    Pages 59-87

  • Ontological Implications of Modeling and Simulation in Postmodernity

    Heath, Brian L. (et al.)

    Pages 89-103

  • Models as Partial Explanations

    Weirich, Paul

    Pages 105-119

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ontology, Epistemology, and Teleology for Modeling and Simulation
Book Subtitle
Philosophical Foundations for Intelligent M&S Applications
Editors
  • Andreas Tolk
Series Title
Intelligent Systems Reference Library
Series Volume
44
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-31140-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-31140-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-31139-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44281-0
Series ISSN
1868-4394
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 372
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