The Science of Conceptual Systems: A Progress Report

Foundations of Science 21 (4):579-602 (2016)
Steve Wallis
Fielding Institute
In this paper I provide a brief history of the emerging science of conceptual systems, explain some methodologies, their sources of data, and the understandings that they have generated. I also provide suggestions for extending the science-based research in a variety of directions. Essentially, I am opening a conversation that asks how this line of research might be extended to gain new insights—and eventually develop more useful and generally accepted methods for creating and evaluating theory. This effort will support our ability to generate theory that is more effective in practical application as well as accelerating the development of theory to support advances in other sciences.
Keywords Science of conceptual systems  Theory  Metatheory  Policy  Metapolicy  Integrative propositional analysis
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DOI 10.1007/s10699-015-9425-z
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