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Cognitive Models of Science resulted from a workshop on the implications of the cognitive sciences for the philosophy of science held in October 1989 under the auspices of the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science. The workshop’s theme was that the cognitive sciences—identified for the purposes of this project with three disciplinary clusters: artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, and cognitive neuroscience—have reached sufficient maturity that they are now a valuable resource for philosophers of science who are developing general theories of science as a human activity.

The emergence of cognitive science has by no means escaped the notice of philosophers or philosophers of science. Within the philosophy of science one can detect an emerging specialty, the philosophy of cognitive science, which would be parallel to such specialties as the philosophy of physics or the philosophy of biology. But the reverse is also happening; that is, the cognitive sciences are beginning to have a considerable impact on the content and methods of philosophy, particularly the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind, but also an epistemology. The underlying hope is that the cognitive sciences might now come to play the sort of role within the philosophy of science that formal logic played for logical empiricism or that the history of science played for the historical school. This development might permit the philosophy of science as a whole finally to move beyond the opposition between “logical” and “historical” approaches that has characterized the field since the 1960s. 

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction: Cognitive Models of Science
  2. Ronald N. Giere
  3. pp. xv-xxviii
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  1. PART I: MODELS FROM COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. How Do Scientists Think? Capturing the Dynamics of Conceptual Change in Science
  2. Nancy J. Nersessian
  3. pp. 3-44
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  1. The Procedural Turn; or, Why Do Thought Experiments Work?
  2. David Gooding
  3. pp. 45-76
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  1. Serial and Parallel Processing in Scientific Discovery
  2. Ryan D. Tweney
  3. pp. 77-88
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  1. The Origin and Evolution of Everyday Concepts
  2. Susan Carey
  3. pp. 89-128
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  1. Conceptual Change within and across Ontological Categories: Examples from Learning and Discovery in Science
  2. Michelene T.H.Chi
  3. pp. 129-186
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  1. Information, Observation, and Measurement from the Viewpoint of a Cognitive Philosophy of Science
  2. Richard E. Grandy
  3. pp. 187-206
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  1. Foundationalism Naturalized
  2. C. Wade Savage
  3. pp. 207-236
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  1. PART II: MODELS FROM ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
  2. pp. 237-238
  1. The Airplane and the Logic of Invention
  2. Gary Bradshaw
  3. pp. 239-250
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  1. Strategies for Anomaly Resolution
  2. Lindley Darden
  3. pp. 251-273
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  1. Copernicus, Ptolemy, and Explanatory Coherence
  2. Greg Nowak and Paul Thagard
  3. pp. 274-309
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  1. Understanding Scientific Controversies from a Computational Perspective: The Case of Latent Learning
  2. Eric G. Freedman
  3. pp. 310-338
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  1. PART III: MODELS FROM NEUROSCIENCE
  2. pp. 339-340
  1. A Deeper Unity: Some Feyerabendian Themes in Neurocomputational Form
  2. Paul M. Churchland
  3. pp. 341-364
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  1. PART IV: BETWEEN LOGIC AND SOCIOLOGY
  2. pp. 365-366
  1. Answers to Philosophical and Sociological Uses of Psychologism in Science Studies: A Behavioral Psychology of Science
  2. Arthur C. Houts and C. Keith Haddock
  3. pp. 367-399
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  1. Simulating Social Epistemology: Experimental and Computational Approaches
  2. Michael E. Gorman
  3. pp. 400-426
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  1. Epistemology Radically Naturalized: Recovering the Normative, the Experimental, and the Social
  2. Steve Fuller
  3. pp. 427-460
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  1. PART V: CRITIQUE AND REPLIES
  2. pp. 461-462
  1. CRITIQUE
  2. pp. 463-464
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  1. Invasion of the Mind Snatchers
  2. Clark Glymour
  3. pp. 465-472
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  1. REPLIES TO GLYMOUR
  2. pp. 473-474
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  1. Reconceiving Cognition
  2. Paul M. Churchland
  3. pp. 475-480
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  1. What the Cognitive Study of Science Is Not
  2. Ronald N. Giere
  3. pp. 481-484
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  1. Computing Coherence
  2. Paul Thagard
  3. pp. 485-488
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 489-492
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  1. Index of Authors
  2. pp. 493-500
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  1. Index of Subjects
  2. pp. 501-508
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780816683963
Related ISBN
9780816619795
MARC Record
OCLC
560392159
Pages
236
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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