On a unified theory of models and thought experiments in natural sciences

Giovanni Boniolo

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In this paper a unified theory of models and thought experiments is proposed by considering them as fictions, á la Vaihinger. In order to reach this aim, the Hertzian and Botzmannian interpretation of theories as Bilder is reconsidered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-142
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Studies in the Philosophy of Science
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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On a unified theory of models and thought experiments in natural sciences. / Boniolo, Giovanni.

In: International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 11, No. 2, 1997, p. 121-142.

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