Tools or Toys?
|Table of Contents|
|2 The role of models in science|
|3 Why computer simulations are merely models and not experiments|
|4 The epistemology of simulations at work: How simulations are used to study chemical reactions in the ribosome|
|5 How do models explain in the social sciences?|
|6 Common obstacles for modeling in the social sciences|
|7.1 Consequences for modellers in the social sciences|
|7.2 Consequences for philosophers of science|
There are two kinds of conclusions that can be drawn from the previous considerations: Conclusions that directly concern modelers in the social sciences and conclusions that concern philosophers of science that seek to understand and reconstruct the modeling practice of the social scientists.