A probabilistic-functional approach to perspectivism. February 2021. Presented at ECAP10, August 2020. Potential root ideas for the APA Central 2022 presentation
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2. This paper promotes a functional approach to ‘scientific perspectivism’ (M. Massimi and P. Teller), as applied to scientific models and clarifies why perspectivism entails model pluralism. A functional approach to perspectivism offers a path of reconciliation between model pluralism and scientific realism. The argument consist of these steps: i) revisits issues in contemporary perspectivism and how they relate to models; ii) reconsiders an account of models (Frigg and Nguyen) in which representation accuracy are central; iii) reformulates such an account in functionalist terms; iv) relates scientific perspectives to various representational functions in probabilistic terms; v) characterizes model pluralism as a functionalist feature and vi) discusses model convergence in functionalist terms and the prospect of reconciling realism and pluralism. The paper emphasizes the advantages of a functional/probabilistic approach to perspectivism: ability to formalize convergence of some models and the stability of some models to a change of perspectives.
@unpublished{noauthor_probabilistic-functional_2021,
	title = {A probabilistic-functional approach to perspectivism},
	abstract = {2.	This paper promotes a functional approach to ‘scientific perspectivism’ (M. Massimi and P. Teller), as applied to scientific models and clarifies why perspectivism entails model pluralism. A functional approach to perspectivism offers a path of reconciliation between model pluralism and scientific realism. 
The argument consist of these steps: i) revisits issues in contemporary perspectivism and how they relate to models; ii) reconsiders an account of models (Frigg and Nguyen) in which representation accuracy are central; iii) reformulates such an account in functionalist terms; iv) relates scientific perspectives to various representational functions in probabilistic terms; v) characterizes model pluralism as a functionalist feature and vi) discusses model convergence in functionalist terms and the prospect of reconciling realism and pluralism. The paper emphasizes the advantages of a functional/probabilistic approach to perspectivism: ability to formalize convergence of some models and the stability of some models to a change of perspectives.},
	month = feb,
	year = {2021},
	note = {Presented at ECAP10, August 2020.
Potential root ideas for the APA Central 2022 presentation},
	keywords = {Bayesianism, DEKI (Frigg\&Ngyuen), Models and Idealization, Perspectivism, Probabilism},
}

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