Simulaciones Computacionales: Un Análisis de dos Concepciones Antagònicas
AbstractIn 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.
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