Why model?

Sander Van Der Leeuw

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I discuss the utility of modeling in the social sciences, with emphasis on the long-term study of the coevolution between society and nature. I emphasize the need for such models to develop dynamical theories concerning processes about which we are only informed through their consequences and results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-128
Number of pages12
JournalCybernetics and Systems
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence


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