Scientific Representation and Theoretical Equivalence. Nguyen, J. Philosophy of Science, 84(5):982–995, December, 2017.
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In this article I connect two debates in the philosophy of science: the questions of scientific representation and both model and theoretical equivalence. I argue that by paying attention to how a model is used to draw inferences about its target system, we can define a notion of theoretical equivalence that turns on whether models license the same claims about the same target systems. I briefly consider the implications of this for two questions that have recently been discussed in the context of the formal philosophy of science.
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	title = {Scientific {Representation} and {Theoretical} {Equivalence}},
	volume = {84},
	issn = {00318248},
	url = {http://0-search.ebscohost.com.wncln.wncln.org/login.aspx?direct=true&db=hus&AN=126784776&site=ehost-live},
	doi = {10.1086/694003},
	abstract = {In this article I connect two debates in the philosophy of science: the questions of scientific representation and both model and theoretical equivalence. I argue that by paying attention to how a model is used to draw inferences about its target system, we can define a notion of theoretical equivalence that turns on whether models license the same claims about the same target systems. I briefly consider the implications of this for two questions that have recently been discussed in the context of the formal philosophy of science.},
	number = {5},
	urldate = {2020-01-17},
	journal = {Philosophy of Science},
	author = {Nguyen, James},
	month = dec,
	year = {2017},
	keywords = {Debates \& debating, Equivalence (Mathematics), License agreements, Lorentzian function, Philosophy of science},
	pages = {982--995}
}
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