Title

Processes Rather Than Descriptions?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

As a reply to the commentary (Humphreys in Found Sci, 2012), we explore the methodological implications of seeing artificial neural networks as generic classification tools, we show in which sense the use of descriptions and models in data analysis is not equivalent to the original empirical use of epicycles in describing planetary motion, and we argue that agnostic science is essentially related to the type of problems we ask about a phenomenon and to the processes used to find answers.

Comments

This article was originally published in Foundations of Science, volume 18, issue 3, in 2013. DOI: 10.1007/s10699-013-9332-0

Peer Reviewed

1

Copyright

Springer