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8-9 May 2015, Workshop "Just playing? Toy models in the Sciences", Munich, Germany

Date: 8-9 May 2015
Location: Munich, Germany

Toy models are ubiquitous in the natural and social sciences - prominent examples include the Ising model in physics, the Lotka-Volterra model in the life sciences, and the Schelling model in the social sciences. It is characteristic of toy models that they simplify radically and often succeed in identifying the crucial features that produce a phenomenon. Toy models play an important and, though, insufficiently appreciated role in philosophy of science. This workshop addresses several questions regarding the epistemic functions of toy models in the natural and social sciences.

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Workshop Date: May 8-9, 2015

Everyone is welcome to attend! Please e-mail the organizers in advance. For more information, see http://www.lmu.de/justplaying2015

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