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dc.contributor.authorNyrup, Runeen
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-08T06:30:46Z
dc.date.available2018-09-08T06:30:46Z
dc.date.issued2020-09-01en
dc.identifier.issn0007-0882
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/279799
dc.description.abstractThis paper highlights a use of analogies in science that so far has received relatively little systematic discussion: providing reasons for pursuing a model or theory. Using the development of the liquid drop model as a test case, I critically assess two extant pursuit worthiness accounts: (i) that analogies justify pursuit by supporting plausibility arguments and (ii) that analogies can serve as a guide to potential theoretical unification. Neither of these fit the liquid drop model case. Instead, I develop an alternative account, based on the idea that analogies facilitate the transfer of a well-understood modelling strategy to a new domain.
dc.description.sponsorshipLeverhulme Trust Research Centre Grant (awarded to the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence)
dc.publisherOUP
dc.title'Of Water Drops and Atomic Nuclei: Analogies and Pursuit Worthiness in Science'en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage903
prism.issueIdentifier3en
prism.publicationDate2020en
prism.publicationNameBritish Journal for the Philosophy of Scienceen
prism.startingPage881
prism.volume71en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.27169
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-03-28en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1093/bjps/axy036en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-09-01en
dc.contributor.orcidNyrup, Rune [0000-0002-9880-6912]
dc.identifier.eissn1464-3537
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idLeverhulme Trust (RC-2015-067)
cam.orpheus.successThu Jan 30 10:54:31 GMT 2020 - Embargo updated*
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2020-06-28


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