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Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics

Models and Inferences in Science

Editors: Ippoliti, Emiliano, Sterpetti, Fabio, Nickles, Thomas (Eds.)

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  • Offers a coherent, multidisciplinary overview of the use and construction of models and inferences in various scientific fields
  • Compares the concepts of models and science, and the concepts of models and inferences
  • Provides readers with the necessary tools to deal with the emergence of new models and research methods
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The book answers long-standing questions on scientific modeling and inference across multiple perspectives and disciplines, including logic, mathematics, physics and medicine. The different chapters cover a variety of issues, such as the role models play in scientific practice; the way science shapes our concept of models; ways of modeling the pursuit of scientific knowledge; the relationship between our concept of models and our concept of science. The book also discusses models and scientific explanations; models in the semantic view of theories; the applicability of mathematical models to the real world and their effectiveness; the links between models and inferences; and models as a means for acquiring new knowledge. It analyzes different examples of models in physics, biology, mathematics and engineering. Written for researchers and graduate students, it provides a cross-disciplinary reference guide to the notion and the use of models and inferences in science.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-28163-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-28162-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-80287-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Models and Inferences in Science
Editors
  • Emiliano Ippoliti
  • Fabio Sterpetti
  • Thomas Nickles
Series Title
Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
Series Volume
25
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-28163-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-28163-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-28162-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80287-9
Series ISSN
2192-6255
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 253
Number of Illustrations
35 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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