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Hacking, Ian
 
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Models I 357f
Model / Hacking: interactivity between speculation and experiment. Models are in the head.
  E.g. An atomic nucleus is treated temporarily as if it had an infinite mass. E.g. molecules treated as rigid rod.
  E.g. we can leave the spin out of eight.
CartwrightVsModell: in the above examples we see that not all can be true, but we all use them at the same time!
Model / ((s): Question: a model must not contain moving parts or be moving somehow?)

Hack I
I. Hacking
Einführung in die Philosophie der Naturwissenschaften Stuttgart 1996


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-29