Mind the hubris in mathematical modeling

Por • 4 ago, 2022 • Sección: Educacion

Arnald Puy, Andrea Saltelli

Here we briefly reflect on the philosophical foundations that ground the quest towards ever-detailed models and identify four practical dangers derived from this pursuit: explosion of the model’s uncertainty space, model black-boxing, computational exhaustion and model attachment. We argue that the growth of a mathematical model should be carefully and continuously pondered lest models become extraneous constructs chasing the Cartesian dream.

arXiv:2207.12230v1 [cs.GL]

General Literature (cs.GL); History and Overview (math.HO)

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