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Durham University

Department of Philosophy


Publication details for Dr Wendy Parker

Gramelsberger, G., Lenhard, J. & Parker, W.S. (2020). Philosophical Perspectives on Earth System Modeling: Truth, Adequacy, and Understanding. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 12(1).

Author(s) from Durham


We explore three questions about Earth system modeling that are of both scientific and philosophical interest: What kind of understanding can be gained via complex Earth system models? How can the limits of understanding be bypassed or managed? How should the task of evaluating Earth system models be conceptualized?