Philosophical methodology in theoretical modelling: the case of herd behaviour


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.

July 2, 2019
Lake Como School of Advanced Studies, Italy
Philippe Verreault-Julien
Philippe Verreault-Julien
Postdoctoral Researcher

Philosopher working on the ethics, epistemology, governance, and safety of artificial intelligence systems.