Situated cognition

Ricardo Muñoz Martín

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In order to grasp complex wholes (see Complexity thinking in TS), like the solar system, scientists formulate simplified idealizations or models for them. Scientific models represent such complex wholes to different degrees, but they will only work if (we believe that) there is some correspondence with their counterparts in the world. Such correspondence need not be based on physical or structural resemblance. Scientists may strip away everything they do not deem essential for their interests, or even introduce deliberate distortions they can control and correct later on. Models only need to fit empirical data.

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