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DATE

2009-03

AUTHORS

Peter Godfrey-Smith

ABSTRACT

Non-actual model systems discussed in scientific theories are compared to fictions in literature. This comparison may help with the understanding of similarity relations between models and real-world target systems. The ontological problems surrounding fictions in science may be particularly difficult, however. A comparison is also made to ontological problems that arise in the philosophy of mathematics. More... »

PAGES

101-116

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TITLE

Philosophical Studies

ISSUE

1

VOLUME

143

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http://scigraph.springernature.com/pub.10.1007/s11098-008-9313-2

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11098-008-9313-2

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