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Black Holes, Black-Scholes, and Prairie Voles: An Essay Review of Simulation and Similarity, by Michael Weisberg - Michael Weisberg, Simulation and Similarity: Using Models to Understand the World. New York: Oxford University Press (2013), 224 pp., $73.00 (cloth).

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We are grateful to Steve Downes, Sarita Rosenstock, Kyle Stanford, Michael Weisberg, and John Norton for detailed comments on previous drafts of this review. This review was written while the authors were visiting fellows at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. We are grateful to the center for its support and to the other fellows—Francesca Biagoli, Agnes Bolinska, Michel Janssen, Nancy Nerssessian, Mike Stuart, and Matthias Unterhuber—for a lively and helpful discussion of the review.

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