Extending Ourselves: Computational Science, Empiricism, and Scientific Method

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Computational methods such as computer simulations, Monte Carlo methods, and agent-based modeling have become the dominant techniques in many areas of science. Extending Ourselves contains the first systematic philosophical account of these new methods, and how they require a different approach to scientific method. Paul Humphreys draws a parallel between the ways in which such computational methods have enhanced our abilities to mathematically model the world, and the more familiar ways in which scientific instruments ...

Extending Ourselves: Computational Science, Empiricism, and Scientific Method 2006, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195313291

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Extending Ourselves: Computational Science, Empiricism, and Scientific Method 2004, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195158700

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