A Credible-World Account of Biological Models


Tee, Sim Hui (2017) A Credible-World Account of Biological Models. Axiomathes, 28 (3). pp. 309-324. ISSN 1122-1151

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In a broad brush, biological models are often constructed in two general types: (1) as a concrete model; (2) as an abstract model. A concrete model is a material model such as model organisms, while an abstract model is a mathematical or computational model consists of equations or algorithms. Though there are types of biological models that cannot be strictly categorized as either concrete or abstract, they are falling somewhere in between this spectrum. In view of the fact that biological phenomena are sui generis and distinct from physical phenomena in many respects, using the concepts in standard modeling fails to account for the differences between biological sciences and physical sciences. Drawing from the resources of a credible-world account of models in economic modeling, I propose to reinterpret abstract models and concrete models in the light of the credible world account of models.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biological models, Credible world, Modeling, Scientific representations,
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2020 18:58
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2020 18:58
URII: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/7305


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