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Calculated Surprises: A Philosophy of Computer Simulation

Johannes Lenhard


In this book, Lenhard concentrates on the ways in which computers and simulation are transforming the established conception of mathematical modeling. His core thesis is that simulation modeling constitutes a new mode of mathematical modeling that is rearranging and inverting key features of the established conception. Although most of these new key features—such as experimentation, exploration, and epistemic opacity—have their precursors, the new ways in which they are being combined is generating a distinctive style of scientific reasoning. Lenhard also documents how simulation is affecting ... More

Keywords: computer, epistemology, mathematical modeling, methodology, simulation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190873288
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190873288.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Johannes Lenhard, author
Bielefeld University

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