TY - JOUR
T1 - Ideal-Model Descriptions and Truth
JF - Organon F
Y1 - 2017
A1 - Bielik, Lukáš
KW - ideal-model descriptions
KW - Idealization assumptions
KW - material implication
KW - models
KW - truth
AB - In scientific practice, we find ideal models that rely on a sort of idealization. These ideal-model descriptions are usually construed as distorted representations of some real system. As such, the ideal-model descriptions count as appeals to (scientific) fictions. Here, I present a category of ideal-model descriptions which – even though involving some idealization assumptions – are nevertheless true. These cases come out as puzzling though. On the one hand, they presuppose some misrepresentations of an intended target system; on the other hand, they are true of that target system.
IS - 1
VL - 24
SP - 123-131
UR - http://www.klemens.sav.sk/fiusav/doc/organon/prilohy/2017/1/123-131.pdf
U2 - Articles
U3 - 123131
U5 - 1
TI - Ideal-Model Descriptions and Truth
ER -