Philosophy of simulation


Batterman, R. (2009, August). Idealization and modeling. Synthese 169 (3), 427-446.

Buluta, I. and F. Nori (2009, October). Quantum Simulators. Science 326(5949), 108-111.

Fernandez, J. (2003). Explanation by Computer Simulation in Cognitive Science. Minds Mach. 13(2), 269-284.

Frigg, R. and J. Reiss (2009, August). The philosophy of simulation: hot new issues or same old stew? Synthese 169(3), 593-613.

Giere, R. (2009, March). Is computer simulation changing the face of experimentation? Philosophical Studies 143 (1), 59-62.

GrĂ¼ne-Yanoff, T. (2009, August). The explanatory potential of artificial societies. Synthese 169(3), 539-555.

Humphreys, P. (2009, August). The philosophical novelty of computer simulation methods. Synthese 169 (3), 615-626.

Lenhard, J. (2006, December). Surprised by a Nanowire: Simulation, Control, and Understanding. Philosophy of Science 73(5), 605-616.

Lenhard, J. (2007, April). Computer Simulation: The Cooperation between Experimenting and Modeling. Philosophy of Science 74(2), 176-194.

Mattingly, J. and W. Warwick (2009, August). Projectible predicates in analogue and simulated systems. Synthese 169 (3), 465-482.

Merz, M. (2006). Locating the Dry Lab on the Lab Map. Simulation, pp. 155-172.

Morrison, M. (2009, March). Models, measurement and computer simulation: the changing face of experimentation. Philosophical Studies 143(1), 33-57.

Parker, W. (2009, August). Does matter really matter? Computer simulations, experiments, and materiality. Synthese 169 (3), 483-496.

Parker, W. (2008, August). Computer simulation through an error-statistical lens. Synthese 163(3), 371-384.

Sawyer, K. Social explanation and computational simulation. Philosophical Explorations 7(3), 219+.

Schweber, S. (2000, December). Complex Systems, Modelling and Simulation. Studies In History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies In History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 31(4), 583-609.

Tal, E. (2009, July). From data to phenomena and back again: computer-simulated signatures. Synthese, 1-13.
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Winsberg, E. (2006, December). Handshaking Your Way to the Top: Simulation at the Nanoscale. Philosophy of Science 73, 582-594.

Winsberg, E. (2009). Computer Simulation and the Philosophy of Science. Philosophy Compass 4(5), 835-845.


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