Models and structures: Phenomenological and partial

Otávio Bueno, Steven French, James Ladyman

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In a recent paper, Suárez and Cartwright (2008) return to the example of London and London's construction of a model for superconductivity and raise a number of concerns against the account of this construction presented in French and Ladyman (1997) and elsewhere. In this discussion note, we examine the challenge they raised and offer our responses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-46
Number of pages4
JournalStudies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B - Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2012


  • London and London model
  • Models
  • Structures
  • Superconductivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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