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In: R. Festa, A. Aliseda and J. Peijnenburg (eds.), Confirmation, Empirical Progress, and Truth Approximation (Pozna Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, vol. 83), pp. 403-419. Amsterdam/New York, NY: Rodopi, 2005. Johan van Benthem A NOTE ON MODELING THEORIES

In: Confirmation, Empirical Progress, and Truth Approximation

V. UNDERSTANDING OTHER MINDS Grazer Philosophische Studien 79 (2009), 209–242. UNDERSTANDING OTHER MINDS: A CRITICISM OF GOLDMAN’S SIMULATION THEORY AND AN OUTLINE OF THE PERSON MODEL THEORY Albert NEWEN & Tobias SCHLICHT Ruhr-Universität Bochum Summary What exactly do we do when we try to make

In: Grazer Philosophische Studien


We discuss formats for formal theories, from sets of models to more complex constructs with an epistemic slant, clarifying the issue of what it means to update a theory. Using properties of verisimilitude as a lead, we also provide some connections between formal calculus of theories in the philosophy of science and modal-epistemic logics. Throughout, we use this case study as a platform for discussing more general connections between logic and general methodology.

In: Confirmation, Empirical Progress, and Truth Approximation


Recently, there has been a marked increase in the interest in contrafacta among scholars in terms of sources, contexts, and technique, as well as in regard to systematic and terminological approaches. Focusing on the collections of contrafacta published in the second half of the 16th century by Georg Baumann the Elder in Erfurt, the article investigates the relevance underlaying music with new texts can have for historiography. Considering the importance of Italian secular repertory for Baumann’s prints with contrafacta on the one hand, and the wide range of re-texting strategies which – as the contributions of the Lutheran theologian and neo-Latin poet Ludwig Helmbold show – could exceed the pragmatic and pattern-oriented production of contrafacta on the other, the idea and meaning of two concepts prominent in Early Modern History are re-evaluated: Humanism and model-based thinking (the latter, not surprisingly, associated with Fernand Braudel’s famed modèle italien).

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independent support for the ORT account of the referential differences by pursuing the semantic differences in the associated model theory. Specifically, it is shown that c1ausally introduced propositions and facts have a higher semantic type than the standard type of propositions, but that they reduce to

In: Where Semantics meets Pragmatics

. This paper explores structuralism as a way to model theories from scientific prac- tice. As a case study I analyzed a theory about the dynamics of the basal ganglia, a part of the brain that is involved in Parkinson's disease. After introducing the case study I explore how to structurally represent

In: Cognitive Structures in Scientific Inquiry

Mijung Kim and C. H. Diong (Eds.), Biology Education for Social and Sustainable Development, 325–330. © 2012 Sense Publishers. All rights reserved. MYRNA PAEZ-QUINTO 35. WHAT MAKES A SCIENCE TEACHER EXCELLENT: BELIEFS ABSTRACT This research is a preliminary model/theory building based on

In: Biology Education for Social and Sustainable Development