Arguing for Computational Power

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Science  09 Nov 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5852, pp. 918-919
DOI: 10.1126/science.1142510

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Generative Social Science. Studies in Agent-Based Computational Modeling. By Joshua M. Epstein. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2006. 378 pp. plus CD. $49.50, £29.95. ISBN 9780691125473. Princeton Studies in Complexity.

This collection of papers by Epstein and his collaborators is presented as an argument that the best way to explain social science phenomena is to model them.