Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics

Heuristic Reasoning

Editors: Ippoliti, Emiliano (Ed.)

  • Suggests new frameworks for scientific discovery
  • Presents both methods of discovery as well as procedures for obtaining and evaluating new knowledge
  • Offers a new perspective on logic and methodologies of discovery, and discusses how these can support advancement of knowledge
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How can we advance knowledge? Which methods do we need in order to make new discoveries? How can we rationally evaluate, reconstruct and offer discoveries as a means of improving the ‘method’ of discovery itself? And how can we use findings about scientific discovery to boost funding policies, thus fostering a deeper impact of scientific discovery itself?

The respective chapters in this book provide readers with answers to these questions. They focus on a set of issues that are essential to the development of types of reasoning for advancing knowledge, such as models for both revolutionary findings and paradigm shifts; ways of rationally addressing scientific disagreement, e.g. when a revolutionary discovery sparks considerable disagreement inside the scientific community; frameworks for both discovery and inference methods; and heuristics for economics and the social sciences.

 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Reasoning at the Frontier of Knowledge: Introductory Essay

    Ippoliti, Emiliano

    Pages 1-10

  • Why Should the Logic of Discovery Be Revived? A Reappraisal

    Cellucci, Carlo

    Pages 11-27

  • Are Heuristics Knowledge–Enhancing? Abduction, Models, and Fictions in Science

    Magnani, Lorenzo

    Pages 29-56

  • Heuristic Appraisal at the Frontier of Research

    Nickles, Thomas

    Pages 57-87

  • Why Do Scientific Revolutions Begin?

    Gillies, Donald

    Pages 89-112

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Heuristic Reasoning
Editors
  • Emiliano Ippoliti
Series Title
Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-09159-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09159-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-09158-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36222-9
Series ISSN
2192-6255
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 191
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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