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The Resource Scientific models in philosophy of science, Daniela M. Bailer-Jones

Scientific models in philosophy of science, Daniela M. Bailer-Jones

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Scientific models in philosophy of science
Title
Scientific models in philosophy of science
Statement of responsibility
Daniela M. Bailer-Jones
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Scientists have used models for hundreds of years as a means of describing phenomena and as a basis tor further analogy. In Scientific Models in Philosophy of Science, Daniela M. Bailer-Jones assembles an original and comprehensive philosophical analysis of how models have been used and interpreted in both historical and contemporary contexts." "Bailer-Jones delineates the many forms models can take (ranging from equations to animals; from physical objects to theoretical constructs). and how they are put to use. She examines early mechanical models employed by nineteenth-century physicists such as Kelvin and Maxwell, describes their roots in the mathematical principles of Newton and others. and compares them to contemporary mechanistic approaches. Bailer-Jones then views the use of analogy in the late nineteenth century as a way of understanding models and linking different branches of science. She reveals how analogies can also be models themselves or can help to create them."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
CN8ML
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Bailer-Jones, Daniela
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Science
  • Science
  • SCIENCE
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Science
  • Science
Label
Scientific models in philosophy of science, Daniela M. Bailer-Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Coryn Bailer-Jones and Peter Machamer -- 1. Scientific Models -- 2. Mechanical Models -- 3. Analogy -- 4. Theories -- 5. Paradigms and Metaphors -- 6. The Semantic View and the Study of Scientific Practice -- 7. Phenomena, Data, and Data Models -- 8. Representation -- 9. Conclusion -- Bibliography of Contemporary Works on Scientific Models
Control code
ocn794702160
Extent
1 online resource (x, 235 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822971238
Lccn
2009013157
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794702160
Label
Scientific models in philosophy of science, Daniela M. Bailer-Jones
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Coryn Bailer-Jones and Peter Machamer -- 1. Scientific Models -- 2. Mechanical Models -- 3. Analogy -- 4. Theories -- 5. Paradigms and Metaphors -- 6. The Semantic View and the Study of Scientific Practice -- 7. Phenomena, Data, and Data Models -- 8. Representation -- 9. Conclusion -- Bibliography of Contemporary Works on Scientific Models
Control code
ocn794702160
Extent
1 online resource (x, 235 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822971238
Lccn
2009013157
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794702160

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