Category Archives: Epistemology

Categories of semantic Models by Stachowiak

Categorisation by example of semantic models, i.e. models as we use them in software engineering etc, according to Herbert Stachowiak. Continue reading

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1 + x = 3 as a Query

Strongly reduced recap of basic software engineering concepts: Query, Result Set, Requirement. Continue reading

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Stachowiak on semantic Requirements Modelling

Excerpt of Herbert Stachowiak’s “Allgemeine Modelltheorie” (General Model Theory). Although this is on empirical-scientific models, it provides a foundation of semantic requirements modelling. Continue reading

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Examples of Preterition and Abundance in Modelling

In addition to the earlier posting “Stachowiak on Preterition and Abundance in Modelling” here are some examples of Preterition and Abundance in Photography, Use Case Models, and Graph or Flow notations. Continue reading

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Stachowiak on Preterition and Abundance in Modelling

In his 1973 book “Allgemeine Modelltheorie” Herbert Stachowiak discusses the concepts of Preterition, Abundance and Contrastation of Original-Model mappings. This can be interpreted using homomorphism preservation and other logical concepts. Continue reading

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Stachowiak’s K-System of Modelling

Beyond the colloquial fundamental model properties Stachowiak gives a more formal definition of model: “Explication of the Concept of Model” … Continue reading

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General Model Theory by Stachowiak

In his 1973 book “Allgemeine Modelltheorie” (General Model Theory) Herbert Stachowiak describes the fundamental properties that make a Model: Mapping, Reduction, and Pragmatism. Continue reading

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Lecture Notes on Model Thinking IV

Some lecture notes/ scribble on Model Thinking by Scott E. Page. Lecture “Segregation and Peer Effects”, Part 2: “Schelling’s Segregation Model”: Schelling built a model and executed it in order to analyse the empirical phenomenon of segregation … Continue reading

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What makes a Structural Scientist?

The barber shaves only those men in town who do not shave themselves! Who shaves the barber? Continue reading

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Rhinos – a Modelling Theorist’s Perspective

A structure of rigurous and relevant principles are necessary and sufficient to constitute a Modelling Theory. Everything else, like processual, behavioural, ontological or linguistic considerations, is optional. Let me enlighten this position, with the help of last week’s Rhino posting: …
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