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A Comparison of the Meaning and Uses of Models in Mathematics and the Empirical Sciences In Synthese, Vol. 12, No. 2-3. (1960), pp. 287-301, doi:10.1007/bf00485107 by Patrick Suppes
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author = {Suppes, Patrick},
booktitle = {Synthese},
doi = {10.1007/bf00485107},
keywords = {models, philosophical, science},
number = {2-3},
pages = {287--301},
posted-at = {2014-01-07 16:22:16},
priority = {2},
publisher = {Kluwer Academic Publishers},
title = {A Comparison of the Meaning and Uses of Models in Mathematics and the Empirical Sciences},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/bf00485107},
volume = {12},
year = {1960}
}


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Different branches of science have different, sometimes incompatible definitions of what a model is and what its relationship to a theory is.