Models as Make-Believe: Imagination, Fiction and Scientific Representation (New Directions in the Philosophy of Science)

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780230301214: Models as Make-Believe: Imagination, Fiction and Scientific Representation (New Directions in the Philosophy of Science)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Scientists often try to understand the world by creating simplified or idealised models of it. And yet modelling is hard to make sense of, not least because it seems to involve learning about things that don't exist, like ideal oscillators or perfect spheres. Models as Make-Believe offers a new approach to scientific modelling by looking to an unlikely source of inspiration: the dolls and toy trucks of children's games of make-believe. Drawing on philosophical discussions of art and fiction, Adam Toon offers a unified framework that can solve difficult metaphysical problems posed by modelling at the same time as helping to make sense of scientific practice. In developing this new perspective, Models as Make-Believe combines careful philosophical analysis with historical and sociological approaches, shedding light on a range of issues, from scientists' visual and tactile interaction with models to the role that cardboard cut-outs played in the development of our understanding of atoms.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

ADAM TOON is Research Fellow in Philosophy of Science at the University of Bielefeld, Germany.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781349336876: Models as Make-Believe: Imagination, Fiction and Scientific Representation (New Directions in the Philosophy of Science)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1349336874 ISBN 13:  9781349336876
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Adam Toon
Published by Palgrave Macmillan (2012)
ISBN 10: 0230301215 ISBN 13: 9780230301214
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780230301214

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 89.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Toon, Adam
Published by AIAA (2017)
ISBN 10: 0230301215 ISBN 13: 9780230301214
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description AIAA, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2017; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780230301214_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 89.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

TOON, ADAM
Published by Palgrave (2012)
ISBN 10: 0230301215 ISBN 13: 9780230301214
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave, 2012. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9780230301214 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0152902

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 84.03
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.17
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Adam Toon
Published by Palgrave Macmillan (2012)
ISBN 10: 0230301215 ISBN 13: 9780230301214
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780230301214

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 92.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.47
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Adam Toon
ISBN 10: 0230301215 ISBN 13: 9780230301214
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
ReadWhiz
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # ria9780230301214_ing

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 110.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Adam Toon
Published by Palgrave MacMillan, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 0230301215 ISBN 13: 9780230301214
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave MacMillan, United Kingdom, 2012. Hardback. Condition: New. 2012 ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Scientists often try to understand the world by building simplified and idealised models of it. Adam Toon develops a new approach to scientific models by comparing them to the dolls and toy trucks of children s imaginative games, and offers a unified framework to solve difficult metaphysical problems and help to make sense of scientific practice. Seller Inventory # APC9780230301214

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 115.64
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Adam Toon
Published by Palgrave MacMillan, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 0230301215 ISBN 13: 9780230301214
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave MacMillan, United Kingdom, 2012. Hardback. Condition: New. 2012 ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Scientists often try to understand the world by building simplified and idealised models of it. Adam Toon develops a new approach to scientific models by comparing them to the dolls and toy trucks of children s imaginative games, and offers a unified framework to solve difficult metaphysical problems and help to make sense of scientific practice. Seller Inventory # APC9780230301214

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 119.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Adam Toon
Published by Palgrave Macmillan (2012)
ISBN 10: 0230301215 ISBN 13: 9780230301214
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0230301215

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 129.22
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Adam Toon
Published by Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN 10: 0230301215 ISBN 13: 9780230301214
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave Macmillan. Hardcover. Condition: New. 168 pages. Dimensions: 8.6in. x 5.5in. x 0.3in.Scientists often try to understand the world by creating simplified or idealised models of it. And yet modelling is hard to make sense of, not least because it seems to involve learning about things that dont exist, like ideal oscillators or perfect spheres. Models as Make-Believe offers a new approach to scientific modelling by looking to an unlikely source of inspiration: the dolls and toy trucks of childrens games of make-believe. Drawing on philosophical discussions of art and fiction, Adam Toon offers a unified framework that can solve difficult metaphysical problems posed by modelling at the same time as helping to make sense of scientific practice. In developing this new perspective, Models as Make-Believe combines careful philosophical analysis with historical and sociological approaches, shedding light on a range of issues, from scientists visual and tactile interaction with models to the role that cardboard cut-outs played in the development of our understanding of atoms. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 9780230301214

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 137.34
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Toon, Adam
Published by Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN 10: 0230301215 ISBN 13: 9780230301214
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave Macmillan. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0230301215 Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9780230301214

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 135.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book