Simplified models: a different perspective on models as mediators

C. D. McCoy, Michela Massimi

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Abstract

We introduce a novel point of view on the “models as mediators” framework in order to emphasize certain important epistemological questions about models in science which have so far been little investigated. To illustrate how this perspective can help answer these kinds of questions, we explore the use of simplified models in high energy physics research beyond the Standard Model. We show in detail how the construction of simplified models is grounded in the need to mitigate pressing epistemic problems concerning the uncertainty inherent in the present theoretical and experimental contexts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-123
Number of pages25
JournalEuropean Journal for Philosophy of Science
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1

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© 2017, Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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