Description
SCIENTIFIC REPRESENTATION
** available as of 06/30/2021
It is often claimed that scientific theories, when true, provide a "mirror of nature" in its representations. What counts as scientific representations (mathematical, linguistic, visual, etc.) and in what relationships do they stand to the natural world? Topics that may be considered are the variety of characterizations of the model-world relationship, including forms of similarity, structuralism, perspectivism, fictionalism and inferentialism.
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Offering
Course
HPS 2150
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus