MODELING RELATION 2)3)
The set of mappings in the model which reflects characteristics of the modelled entity.
This is however a matter of criteria, which themselves are used by a model builder in base of his/her frame of references (as it is when the model is made) and of his/her more or less adequate perceptions.
To appreciate the hidden postulates in models construction, the following viewpoints are specially useful:
- von FOERSTER's critique of the observer's intervention in the "observed system"(2 order cybernetics)
- KORZYBSKI's scrutinizing of our ways of abstraction through his structural differential
- KUHN's work on changes of paradigms also considered in other studies about our common use of the Cartesian and the Newtonian paradigms (R. ROSEN, for example)
- MATURANA's studies about our ways of perceptual and mental relationships with the "world out there" and the quagmire of our supposed objectivity.
Finally, it becomes crystal clear that our models can at most be homomorphic (in one or another selected way) to the modelled "object".
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