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In: Schriften zur Modellforschung
In: Schriften zur Modellforschung
In: Schriften zur Modellforschung
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Models are ubiquitous. They are found since the beginning of human culture, in great varieties of appearance and use. A model is always at the same time a model ›of something‹ and a model ›for something‹. Its function is to ›carry‹ some ›cargo‹ from its ›matrix‹ to its ›applicate‹. Since every object can be a model but none is a model by necessity, the question of what a model is leads to considerations on how to explain things which are being conceived of and depend on subjects and situations. Model-being can therefore not be explained through some relationship of similarity or as a form of abstraction, but only through a model which imposes a structure on the context, in which a model fulfills its function. Based on such a model of model-being, models can be questioned and thus be the subject of a general model theory.

In: Schriften zur Modellforschung
In: Schriften zur Modellforschung
In: Schriften zur Modellforschung
In: Schriften zur Modellforschung
In: Schriften zur Modellforschung
In: Schriften zur Modellforschung
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It is argued in this paper that the phenomena of context and context-dependency result from subject-dependency of conception. A conception (in German Auffassung), is a mental state, intentionally oriented towards a state of affairs. It constitutes the fact that somebody conceives of something or conceives of something as something. Making use of this origin of contextuality, context-dependent signification can be systematically analyzed and the modelling and handling of contexts in knowledge and information processing can be grounded on a sound conceptual and methodological basis.

In: Schriften zur Modellforschung