Simulaciones Computacionales: Un Análisis de dos Concepciones Antagònicas

Juan Manuel Duran


In this article I propose an analysis of two opposing viewpoints on the notion of computer simulation. The first one, proposed by Stephan Hartmann, has been adopted by philosophers who believe that computer simulations can be understood by means of a familiar philosophy, such as a philosophy of scientific models or a philosophy of scientific experimentation. The second notion belongs to Paul Humphreys, who suggests that computer simulations are objects of genuine philosophical interest, and that understanding their nature allows us to understand their role in current scientific practice.


Computer simulations; scientific models; computational templates


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Principia: an internationnal journal of epistemology
Published by NEL - Epistemology and Logic Research Group
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Campus Reitor João David Ferreira Lima
Florianópolis, Santa Catarina - Brazil
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 ISSN: 1414-4217
EISSN: 1808-171