Philosophical methodology in theoretical modelling: the case of herd behaviour

Abstract

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
Location
Lake Como School of Advanced Studies, Italy
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Philippe Verreault-Julien
Postdoctoral Researcher

I work on the epistemology of modelling, understanding, and explanation.