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|Computer Model||IV 143/44
The analogy with the computer model is ambiguous, because it has a referential and a computer related interpretation. (The simulations). According to the latter it defines a sequence of states of the computer, the former enables the scientists to interpret it as a representation of physical states or physical reality.
Of course, the computer knows nothing of the referential interpretation.
Accordingly, we would not know that a computer simulation represents a molecular interaction, if we only knew the computer available interpretation of it.
Questions about the truth value of sentences are inappropriate after the computer related reading. ((S) Because the computer has no knowledge of the outside world.)
GoodmanVsFodor: Fodor's theory can not explain how we know what new phrases represent nor what familiar phrases represent. The role of the lexicon has emerged to serve other purposes.
Weisen der Welterzeugung Frankfurt 1984
Tatsache Fiktion Voraussage Frankfurt 1988
Sprachen der Kunst Frankfurt 1997
N. Goodman/K. Elgin
Revisionen Frankfurt 1989