Minimal epistemologies for agent-based simulation

What kind of epistemological assumptions are being made in the context of computer simulation and in how far are those epistemologies determined by domain-specific features? This question s tackled in the recently published paper:

Giuseppe Primiero, A Minimalist Epistemology for Agent‑Based Simulations in the Artificial Sciences, Minds and Machines 2019, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11023-019-09489-4

It is shown that within the specific context of the artificial sciences, where extensive use is made of agent-based  and multi-agent system simulation, one assumes specific epistemological constraints which means that those sciences use a specific epistemology. Primiero proposes a minimally committed epistemology based on the philosophy of information and, based on that, proposes a new definition of simulation in this specific domain.


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