The epistemic opacity of bottom-up models is analogous to the epistemic opacity about the natural physical systems studied in traditional experimental science neither is a serious impediment to discovering how to explain the resulting robust patterns of. Under epistemic conditions of opacity, there is insufficient knowledge available for that purpose 2 one may also consider foucault’s notion of ‘technologies of the self’ at this point, a notion which he developed in his later work (foucault 1988 compare foucault 1976 and following works on the history of sexuality. This chapter offers a new framework for approaching the notions of linguistic density and compression so central to discussions of the nature of poetic language for this chapter, semantic density and like features of poetic language turn out to be forms of poetic opacity indeed, the particular forms of opacity that poetry is apt to produce are the ‘the. 169 5 epistemic transparency and epistemic opacity in the preceding chapters, i defended the central two-dimensionalist claim that every linguistic expression which is a candidate for having an.
Synthese doi 101007/s11229-008-9435-2 the philosophical novelty of computer simulation methods paul humphreys received: 5 december 2007. Epistemic opacity again david widerker - 1977 - philosophical studies 32 (4):355 - 358 inscrutability and the opacity of natural selection and random genetic drift: distinguishing the epistemic and metaphysical aspects. The risk equipment deserves more credit: modeling, epistemic opacity, and immersion matthijs kouw towards an understanding of anthropocene landscapes axel braun. Abstract extensive literatures exist on the epistemology of testimony, memory, and perception, but for the most part these literatures do not systematically consider the extent of the analogies between the three epistemic sources.
Epistemic opacity vis a vis human agents has been presented as an essential, ineliminable characteristic of computer simulation models resulting from the characteristics of the human cognitive agent this paper argues, on the contrary, that such epistemic opacity as does occur in computer. 1 introduction: blackboxing and epistemic opacity over the course of the twentieth century, hydraulic engineering has come to rely primarily on the use of. The hlrs is a national high performance computing center and a central institution of the university of stuttgart wwwuni-stuttgartde. Opacity, inexistence and intentionality anthony c genova - 1975 - ratio 17 (december):237-246.
Form of epistemic opacity nor is it unique to compu- of bits of data comes the need to visualize them 2009) it extracts and the correlations revealed thereby 2014) 2009 at a higher level are unavoidable numerical discret- sors tracking the weather (bauer et al patterns emerge. In epistemology, transparency is a property of epistemic states defined as follows: an epistemic state e is weakly transparent to a subject s if and only if when s is. Epistemic opacity, confirmation holism and technical debt: computer simulation in the light of empirical software engineering.
Epistemic opacity concerns the fact that we generally except sources we take to be reliable (or sources produced from a reliable process) even when we cannot. First rough draft evidence, perceptual justification, and epistemic transparency first rough draft evidence, perceptual justification, and epistemic transparency evidence. Returning to the “epistemic opacity” theme, the lessons of li’s and similar research on the aetiology and persistence of software defects are highly relevant to interpreting.
Referencecom is the #1 question answering service that delivers the best answers from the web and real people - all in one place. We address some of the epistemological challenges highlighted by the critical data studies literature by reference to some of the key debates in the philosophy of science concerning computational modeling and simulation we provide a brief overview of these debates focusing particularly on what paul humphreys calls epistemic opacity we. Are we on the long and winding road to simulation of the human brain dudai and evers provide a realistic conjoint view of a neuroscientist and a philosopher on the concept of simulation and its complex pragmatics in brain research. On the epistemology of computer simulations leon van der grient bachelor thesis supervisor: dr janneke van lith utrecht university contents 1 introduction 2 11 the philosophy of computer simulations.