What is a Model, Why People Don’t Trust Them, and Why They Should. In Negotiating Our Future: Living scenarios for Australia to 2050, Australian Academy of Science (with Boschetti F, Fulton E.A., Bradbury, R.H.)

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Computational Models of Emergent Properties in “Minds & Machines” (2008) 18:475–491

Computational models fail to shed light on general metaphysical questions concerning the nature of emergence. At the same time, they may provide plausible explanations of particular cases of emergence. This paper outlines the kinds of modest explanations to which computational models are suited. Read more here: Computational Models of Emergent Properties