Philosophical methodology in theoretical modelling: the case of herd behaviour

Résumé

Naturalism is the view according to which philosophy should solve its problems using the empirical scientific methodology. It assumes a strict methodological separation between philosophical and scientific methodology. But is it the case? I argue that there are shared methodological commitments between philosophy and the sciences as illustrated by a case of theoretical modelling in economics. This suggests that there is more continuity between philosophy and the sciences than previously thought.

Date
July 2, 2019
Lieu
École des Études Avancées du Lac de Côme, Italie
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Philippe Verreault-Julien
Chercheur postdoctoral

Je travaille sur l’épistémologie de la modélisation, de la compréhension et de l’explication.