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    How to Model the World?: Michael Weisberg: Simulation and Similarity. Using Models to Understand the World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013, 224pp, $58.25 HB.V. S. Pronskikh - 2014 - Metascience 23 (3):597-601.
    Simulation and Similarity is a novel and comprehensive account of, in first place, models and modeling. The author’s writing is exceptionally clear and intelligible. Simulation is referred to in the book only once, where it is defined as a kind of numerical analysis involving “computing the behavior of the model using a particular set of initial conditions” (82). Modeling, which is defined as “the indirect study of real-world systems via the construction and analysis of models” (4), appears to be the (...)
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