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The Philosophical Novelty of Computer Simulation Methods

Paul Humphreys
Synthese
Vol. 169, No. 3 (Aug., 2009), pp. 615-626
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40271312
Page Count: 12
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The Philosophical Novelty of Computer Simulation Methods
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Abstract

Reasons are given to justify the claim that computer simulations and computational science constitute a distinctively new set of scientific methods and that these methods introduce new issues in the philosophy of science. These issues are both epistemological and methodological in kind.

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