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Bas C van Fraassen Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective p. 40 ‘Of course the story is apocryphal, that a professional gambler funded a mathematician to analyze horse-racing, and was thoroughly unhappy with the report that began “Let each horse be a perfect sphere, rolling along a Euclidean straight line …”. But is that so far […]

I have started reading Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective by Bas C van Fraassen and I have just finished the first chapter, Representation Of, Representation As. Here there is a discussion what we mean by representation in a normal language. The author defends that a representation is p. 21 “Z uses X to depict Y […]