Tag Archives: epistemology

Artefacts in Technical and Social Contexts

A Computational Artefact in a human context is not just an embedded system from a machine context with a cuter interface. Continue reading

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Artefacts of logic Intention

What are the advantages of stating the intention of a software in a language over expressing it as cases? “Understanding”? Continue reading

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Computational Artefacts and Software Requirements

What if the intention of a technical artefact is not at all physical, but solely logical? Continue reading

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A New Account of Abstraction?

Software engineering could benefit from a more rigorous grounding in epistemology, e.g., for the account of abstraction. So, let’s see what we can learn from: Raymond Turner (2018) Computational Artifacts Continue reading

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Technical Artefacts and Software Requirements

The epistemic concept of “Technical Artefact” may prove useful for studying requirements engineering. It brings together the notions of the world as physical objects with the world of intentionally acting agents. 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’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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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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Modelling Abstraction etc in 2011

Just reviewed my Twitter timeline of 2011: … (tweets, links, and wisdoms of the year) 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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