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Friday, September 18, 2020

Computer Simulation as “Core Philosophical Method” | Philosophy - Daily Nous

Modeling and computer simulations, we claim, should be considered core philosophical methods.” as Justin Weinberg, Associate Professor of Philosophy at University of South Carolina and Editor, Daily Nous reports.

Computer Simulation as "Core Philosophical Method" - Daily Nous
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So argue Conor Mayo-Wilson (University of Washington) and Kevin Zollman (Carnegie Mellon University) in a new paper, “The Computational Philosophy: Simulation as a core philosophical method“.

More specifically, they argue for two main points:...

But they do think “training philosophers in computational methods should be more common” as “modeling and programming are two important formal tools that fit naturally with paradigmatic philosophical methods.”

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Source: Daily Nous