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,

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.

Cite this blog post
Liesbeth De Mol (2019, February 27). Minimal epistemologies for agent-based simulation. PROGRAMme. Retrieved February 29, 2024, from

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