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Philosophy - Epistemology & Philosophy of Science | Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology - Theoretical and Cognitive Issues

Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology

Theoretical and Cognitive Issues

Magnani, Lorenzo (Ed.)

2014, XII, 639 p. 79 illus., 4 illus. in color.

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  • Recent advances in Model-Based Reasoning research and in its applications to science and technology
  • Proceedings of Model-Based Reasoning 2012 ITALY (MBR_012)
  • Written by leading experts in the field

This book contains contributions presented during the international conference on Model-Based Reasoning (MBR´012), held on June 21-23 in Sestri Levante, Italy.  Interdisciplinary researchers discuss in this volume how scientific cognition and other kinds of cognition make use of models, abduction, and explanatory reasoning in order to produce important or creative changes in theories and concepts. Some of the contributions analyzed the problem of model-based reasoning in technology and stressed the issues of scientific and technological innovation. The book is divided in three main parts: models, mental models, representations; abduction, problem solving and practical reasoning; historical, epistemological and technological issues.


Content Level » Research

Keywords » Abductive reasoning - Artificial intelligence - Cognitive Science - Cognitive models - Computational Models - Creative reasoning - Explanatory reasoning - Model-based Reasoning - Philosophy of science and technology - Technological innovation

Related subjects » Cognitive Psychology - Epistemology & Philosophy of Science - Philosophy - Theoretical Computer Science

Table of contents 

Models, Mental models, Representations.- Abduction, Problem solving and Practical reasoning.- Historical, Epistemological and Technological issues.

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