Chapter 34 Remarks on the Foundations of Agent-Based Generative Social Science

Joshua M. Epstein

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Abstract

This chapter treats a variety of epistemological issues surrounding generative explanation in the social sciences, and discusses the role of agent-based computational models in generative social science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Computational Economics
EditorsL. Tesfatsion, K.L. Judd
Pages1585-1604
Number of pages20
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameHandbook of Computational Economics
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1574-0021

Keywords

  • agent-based modeling
  • generative social science
  • philosophy of social science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Computer Science Applications

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