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In this paper, we argue that symbols (or the symbolic) are conventional vehicles whose chief function is denotation, while models (or the modelistic) are epistemic vehicles, and their chief function is to show what their targets are like in the relevant aspects. Although the same object may serve both functions, the two vehicles are conceptually distinct and most models employ both elements. Together with this point we offer an alternative to the deflationary view on scientific models. Indoi:10.1387/theoria.12863 fatcat:aixbcqgenve3zf55t6e4nm5ks4