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Published: 29 January 2015

344 Pages

210x140mm

ISBN: 9780199380275


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Reconstructing Reality

Models, Mathematics, and Simulations

Margaret Morrison

Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science

  • Addresses several issues that are significant for the philosophical literature as well as subjects of interest to philosophically-minded scientists
  • Puts forward the rather controversial thesis that in certain contexts computer simulation can function as method for experimental measurement
  • Emphasizes the importance of and reliance on simulation in larger experimental contexts, paying particular attention to the search for the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider
  • Argues that the traditional distinction between experiment and simulation is no longer applicable and needs to be rethought
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