Modeling with Objects and Values: Issues and Perspectives
The nature, purpose and assumptions of modeling are discussed. The concepts of "value" and "object" are assessed in this context. Their fundamental nature is compared and different uses are investigated. Various approaches are illustrated with comparative examples, and we indicate in what respect they may be reconciled beyond their (perceived) oppositions. The paper has the form of a Socratic dialogue.
Also available as Technical Report EPFL-DI No 93/29
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