Journals Higher Education

Simulation and Similarity

Using Models to Understand the World

Michael Weisberg

Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Science

  • The book offers a comprehensive new account of scientific models and modeling. Whereas most other treatments only deal with mathematical models, this book deals with physical (concrete), mathematical, and computational models.
  • The most novel part of the book is a new theory of similarity, which is offered as an account of the relationship between models and the world.