project . 2018 - 2020 . Closed

PICS

Prediction in Complex Systems
Open Access mandate for Publications European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 796910 Call for proposal: H2020-MSCA-IF-2017
  • Funded under: H2020 | MSCA-IF-GF Overall Budget: 172,853 EURFunder Contribution: 172,853 EUR
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    10 Sep 2018
    End Date
    09 Sep 2020
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
  • Open Access mandate
    Research Data: No
Description
Prediction has traditionally been viewed as a hallmark of successful science by scientists and philosophers alike. In recent years however, interest in prediction has declined, as philosophers have shifted their focus to explicating scientific explanation, while scientists have settled on a standard notion of the term. Unfortunately, this displacement is premature, as it obscures conceptual issues that are becoming increasingly important in scientific practice. Perhaps the most important of these issues is why some sciences (e.g. economics, ecology and climate science) face disproportionate difficulties in making predictions that are sufficiently precise and acc...
Description
Prediction has traditionally been viewed as a hallmark of successful science by scientists and philosophers alike. In recent years however, interest in prediction has declined, as philosophers have shifted their focus to explicating scientific explanation, while scientists have settled on a standard notion of the term. Unfortunately, this displacement is premature, as it obscures conceptual issues that are becoming increasingly important in scientific practice. Perhaps the most important of these issues is why some sciences (e.g. economics, ecology and climate science) face disproportionate difficulties in making predictions that are sufficiently precise and acc...
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