From Models to Simulations

This book analyses the impact computerization has had on contemporary science and explains the origins, technical nature and epistemological consequences of the current decisive interplay between technology and science: an intertwining of formalism, computation, data acquisition, data and visualization and how these factors have led to the spread of simulation models since the 1950s.

Le philosophe et historien des sciences Jean Gayon (1949-2018) est une figure éminente de ces deux disciplines. Son champ d’étude privilégié : la biologie, plus particulièrement la biologie de l’évolution.

Denos Walsh

Edited by Philippe Huneman and Denis Walsh


  • Represents the most comprehensive and current survey of the various challenges to the Modern Synthesis theory of evolution
  • Incorporates a variety of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives, from evolutionary biologists, historians and philosophers of science
  • These essays constitute the state of the art in the current debate on the status of the Modern Synthesis
Time of Nature and the Nature of Time : Philosophical Perspectives of Time in Natural Sciences
BOUTON Christophe

This volume addresses the question of time from the perspective of the time of nature. Its aim is to provide some insights about the nature of time on the basis of the different uses of the concept of time in natural sciences. Presenting a dialogue between philosophy and science, it features a collection of papers that investigate the representation, modeling and understanding of time as they appear in physics, biology, geology and paleontology.

couverture livre
WEBER Florence

Parution le 18/08/2016

EAN : 9782749251530
16x24, 392 pages 

Parution le 10/2016
16,4x24 cm, 504 p.

ISBN 978-2-37361-078-9

Sous la direction d'Isabelle Drouet

Editeur : Editions Matériologiques, collection : Sciences & philosophie

Parution le 14/11/ 2016
153 x 220 mm, 304 p.

ISBN 978-2-916120-51-5

Editeur : Ithaque


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