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Representing Non-Actual Targets?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  25 May 2022

Philippe Verreault-Julien*
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Philosophy & Ethics Group, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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*Corresponding author. Email: p.verreault-julien@tue.nl
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Models typically have actual, existing, targets. However, some models are viewed as having non-actual targets. I argue that this interpretation comes at various costs and propose an alternative that fares better along two dimensions: 1) agreement with practice and 2) ontological and epistemological parsimony. That proposal is that many of these models actually have actual targets.

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