Modelling failure

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Philosophy of science is largely inclined to portray science as a success story. While not in the least denying the great successes of science, it would seem there is an important and interesting other side of the story, also worth the systematic attention of philosophy of science: developing accounts of the nature, conditions and dynamics of both failure and success should be on the philosophy of science’s agenda. In this article I focus on one prominent style of scientific inquiry, that of modelling, and on one part of philosophical study of science, that of offering philosophical accounts of models and modelling in science. A sound philosophical account of modelling should contain resources for identifying and diagnosing modelling failure. The ability to articulate (at least rudiments of) a systematic account of modelling failure can be used as a test of one’s account of model and modelling. Here I expose my own account to such a test using an example from economics (its alleged failure in anticipating and conceiving the 2008 financial crisis), showing how my account provides an encompassing framework for identifying and analyzing failures in modelling.
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på gästpublikationLogic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science : Proceedings of the 15th International Congress (Helsinki)
RedaktörerHannes Leitgeb, Ilkka Niiniluoto, Päivi Seppälä, Elliot Sober
FörlagCollege publications
Utgivningsdatum12 maj 2017
Artikelnummer20
ISBN (tryckt)978-1-84890-229-9
StatusPublicerad - 12 maj 2017
MoE-publikationstypB2 Del av bok eller annan forskningsbok
Evenemang15th Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science - Helsingin yliopisto, Helsinki, Finland
Varaktighet: 1 sep 201331 aug 2015

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Mäki, I. U. (2017). Modelling failure. I H. Leitgeb, I. Niiniluoto, P. Seppälä, & E. Sober (Red.), Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science: Proceedings of the 15th International Congress (Helsinki) [20] College publications.
Mäki, Ismo Uskali. / Modelling failure. Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science: Proceedings of the 15th International Congress (Helsinki). redaktör / Hannes Leitgeb ; Ilkka Niiniluoto ; Päivi Seppälä ; Elliot Sober. College publications, 2017.
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