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By E.B. Ruttkamp

ISBN-10: 9048160669

ISBN-13: 9789048160662

ISBN-10: 9401705836

ISBN-13: 9789401705837

In this publication Emma Ruttkamp demonstrates the ability of the full-blown employment of the model-theoretic paradigm within the philosophy of technological know-how. inside of this paradigm she offers an account of sciences as approach and product. She expounds the "received assertion" and the "non-statement" perspectives of technology, and indicates how the model-theoretic method resolves the spurious stress among those perspectives. during this endeavour she additionally engages the perspectives of a few modern philosophers of technological know-how with affinity to version concept. this article should be learn by means of experts operating in philosophy of technology or formal semantics, through logicians engaged on the constitution of theories, and via scholars in philosophy of technological know-how - this article bargains an intensive advent to non-statement money owed of sciences in addition to a dialogue of the normal assertion account of science.

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She (and econometricians in general) might however have a slightly different interpretation of the notion of "empirical model" . 200) remarks that the original goals of econometricians were to A MODEL-THEORETIC ACCOUNT OF SCIENCE 37 make economic theories more "concrete" and to measure the constant parameters of the laws of these theories, and since the "theoretical models" (which can either refer to the theory or an interpretative model of the theory in my terms, since economists seem to use these notions sometimes interchangeably) were not measurable, finding empirical models that could be subjected to measurement became necessary.

She (and econometricians in general) might however have a slightly different interpretation of the notion of "empirical model" . 200) remarks that the original goals of econometricians were to A MODEL-THEORETIC ACCOUNT OF SCIENCE 37 make economic theories more "concrete" and to measure the constant parameters of the laws of these theories, and since the "theoretical models" (which can either refer to the theory or an interpretative model of the theory in my terms, since economists seem to use these notions sometimes interchangeably) were not measurable, finding empirical models that could be subjected to measurement became necessary.

Also, in a model-theoretic account of science you will see that reference to systems in reality are claimed to be traceable if there is at least one so-called "empirical model" that stands in a certain kind of relation to a special subset (called an "empirical reduct") of an interpretative model of the relevant theory. However nowhere is it implied that there is either only one interpretative model of a certain theory, or only one empirical model with these special features. Indeed, there are many of both.

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