Status of Models

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What is the status of models in the mosaic?

In the contemporary philosophy of science, it is customary to consider theories as sets of models. In a sense, models are taken as something more fundamental than theories. In contrast, scientonomy has traditionally considered theory and proposition as synonyms. In the scientonomic context, propositions/theories are considered fundamental elements of a mosaic. This leaves the question of the status of models in a mosaic. Is model somehow different from a set of propositions? I.e. is there anything in a model that cannot be reduced to propositions. E.g. is there anything in the Copernican heliocentric model that cannot be presented in a propositional form? If so, then models will have to be somehow incorporate into the ontology of scientific change. Otherwise, there will be no need in a concept of model separate from theories/propositions.

In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Hakob Barseghyan in 2016. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community. At the moment, the question has no accepted answer in Scientonomy.

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Hakob Barseghyan (49.2%), Jacqueline Sereda (50.8%)