Scientific Theories as Intervening Representations

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Published 06-01-2006
Andoni IBARRA Thomas MORMANN

Abstract

In this paper we use some ideas of Hertz and Duhem to propose a new concept of representation that overcomes the dichotomy between representation and intervention. It is based on the category-theoretical notion of adjoint situations and is used to explain the relation between empirical facts and theoretical laws in a new way.

How to Cite

IBARRA, A., & MORMANN, T. (2006). Scientific Theories as Intervening Representations. THEORIA, 21(1), 21–38. https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.551
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Keywords

representation, adjoint situations, in vitro/in vivo problem, Hertz, Duhem.

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