More than just Good Luck. How to Explain the Success of Monte Carlo Simulations

Beisbart, Claus (10 December 2013). More than just Good Luck. How to Explain the Success of Monte Carlo Simulations (Unpublished). In: Science & philosophie regards croisés sur les simulations numériques. Grenoble. 10.12.2013.

Monte Carlo simulation is a powerful method in many natural and social sciences. But what sort of method is it? And where does its power come from? Are Monte Carlo simulations experiments, theories or something else? The aim of this talk is to answer these questions and to explain the power of Monte Carlo simulations. I provide a classification of Monte Carlo techniques and defend the claim that Monte Carlo simulation is a sort of inference.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Philosophy

UniBE Contributor:

Beisbart, Claus

Subjects:

100 Philosophy
100 Philosophy > 120 Epistemology
500 Science

Language:

English

Submitter:

Claus Beisbart

Date Deposited:

14 Apr 2014 16:51

Last Modified:

14 Apr 2014 16:51

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/49215

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