Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing (2006)

Authors
Lorenzo Magnani
Universita' degli Studi di Pavia
Abstract
This book discusses how scientific and other types of cognition make use of models, abduction, and explanatory reasoning in order to produce important or creative changes in theories and concepts. It includes revised contributions presented during the international conference on Model-Based Reasoning (MBR’015), held on June 25-27 in Sestri Levante, Italy. The book is divided into three main parts, the first of which focuses on models, reasoning and representation. It highlights key theoretical concepts from an applied perspective, addressing issues concerning information visualization, experimental methods and design. The second part goes a step further, examining abduction, problem solving and reasoning. The respective contributions analyze different types of reasoning, discussing various concepts of inference and creativity and their relationship with experimental data. In turn, the third part reports on a number of historical, epistemological and technological issues. By analyzing possible contradictions in modern research and describing representative case studies in experimental research, this part aims at fostering new discussions and stimulating new ideas. All in all, the book provides researchers and graduate students in the field of applied philosophy, epistemology, cognitive science and artificial intelligence alike with an authoritative snapshot of current theories and applications of model-based reasoning.
Keywords abduction
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2016
Buy this book $101.70 used (75% off)   $232.55 new (42% off)   $240.13 from Amazon (40% off)   Amazon page
ISBN(s) 9783319389820   3319817841   3319389823
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 64,209
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
Chapters BETA

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Epidemiological Models and COVID-19: A Comparative View.Saúl Pérez-González & Valeriano Iranzo - 2021 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 43 (3):1-24.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology: Theoretical and Cognitive Issues.Matthijs Kouw - 2015 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 29 (1):105-108.
Anatomy of Deductive Reasoning.Vinod Goel - 2007 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 11 (10):435-441.
Epistemic Mediators and Model-Based Discovery in Science.L. Magnani - 2002 - In L. Magnani & N. J. Nersessian (eds.), Model-Based Reasoning: Science, Technology, Values. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers. pp. 305--329.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2013-12-19

Total views
8 ( #983,489 of 2,455,352 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #449,153 of 2,455,352 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes