There’s a certain common sense (to me) philosophy I’ve seen come out of the Spanish and South American philosophers from the 1940s onwards that I never seem to stop and focus on but when I do, I’m always glad. Reminded of the Madrid School, who was heavily influenced by new discoveries in statistical sciences including quantum physics as well as the uncertainties (the blurs between fiction and non-fiction, the “how much of what we see is vs imagine is”), I ended up with my next read which hopefully will help with a related question: “How important is ficitonalization in a scientific understanding of things?” [hopefully I can find a copy] Fictions in Science Philosophical Essays on Modeling and Idealization Edited By Mauricio Suárez Fictions in Scientific Practice (Mauricio Suárez) Part II: THE NATURE OF FICTIONS IN SCIENCE 2. Fictionalism (Arthur Fine) 3. Laboratory Fictions (Joseph Rouse) 4. Models as Fictions (Anouk Barberousse and Pascal Ludwig) Part III: THE EXPLANATORY POWER OF FICTIONS 5. Exemplification, Idealization, and Scientific Understanding (Catherine Elgin) 6. Explanatory Fictions (Alisa Bokulich)

There’s a certain common sense (to me) philosophy I’ve seen come out of the Spanish and South American philosophers from the 1940s onwards that I never seem to stop and focus on but when I do, I’m always glad. Reminded of the Madrid School, who was heavily influenced by new discoveries in statistical sciences including quantum physics as well as the uncertainties (the blurs between fiction and non-fiction, the “how much of what we see is vs imagine is”), I ended up with my next read which hopefully will help with a related question: “How important is ficitonalization in a scientific understanding of things?” [hopefully I can find a copy]
 
Fictions in Science
Philosophical Essays on Modeling and Idealization
Edited By Mauricio Suárez
 
Fictions in Scientific Practice (Mauricio Suárez)
Part II: THE NATURE OF FICTIONS IN SCIENCE
 
2. Fictionalism (Arthur Fine)
 
3. Laboratory Fictions (Joseph Rouse)
 
4. Models as Fictions (Anouk Barberousse and Pascal Ludwig)
 
Part III: THE EXPLANATORY POWER OF FICTIONS
 
5. Exemplification, Idealization, and Scientific Understanding (Catherine Elgin)
 
6. Explanatory Fictions (Alisa Bokulich)

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