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, Volume 182, Issue 1, pp 131–148

First Online: 04 July 2009Received: 20 May 2009Accepted: 03 June 2009


The distinction between data and phenomena introduced by Bogen and Woodward Philosophical Review 973:303–352, 1988 was meant to help accounting for scientific practice, especially in relation with scientific theory testing. Their article and the subsequent discussion is primarily viewed as internal to philosophy of science. We shall argue that the data-phenomena distinction can be used much more broadly in modelling processes in philosophy.

KeywordsModelling Methodology Metaphilosophy We would like to dedicate this paper to the memory of our colleague at Bonn, Daniela Bailer-Jones.

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Author: Benedikt Löwe - Thomas Müller


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