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Roman Frigg (LSE): “How Models Work” (Inaugural Professorial Lecture)

23 November 2017, 6:00 pm9:00 pm

Abstract: Models are crucial in many scientific contexts, and many investigations are carried out on models rather than on reality itself. How can models inform us about the properties of something beyond themselves? The answer is that they are representations of their respective target systems. But what does it mean for a model to represent something else? In this lecture I present a general account of scientific representation and explain how it works both in the context of material and non-material models.

Professor Roman Frigg’s Inaugural Lecture will be chaired by Miklós Rédei. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.


23 November 2017
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Philosophy, Logic & Scientific Method


Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
London School of Economics
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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