Studies in Computational Intelligence

Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology

Abduction, Logic, and Computational Discovery

Editors: Magnani, Lorenzo, Carnielli, Walter, Pizzi, Claudio (Eds.)

  • Deals with the logical, epistemological, and cognitive aspects of modeling practices employed in science and technology
  • Written by leading experts in this discipline
  • Covers the state of the art in the field
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The volume is based on the papers that were presented at the international conference Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology (MBR09_BRAZIL), held at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil, December 2009. The presentations given at the conference explored how scientific cognition, but several other kinds as well, use models, abduction, and explanatory reasoning to produce important or creative changes in theories and concepts. Some speakers addressed the problem of model-based reasoning in technology, and stressed the issue of science and technological innovation. The various contributions of the book are written by interdisciplinary researchers who are active in the area of creative reasoning in logic, science, and technology: the most recent results and achievements about the topics above are illustrated in detail in the papers. The book is divided in three parts, which cover the following main areas: part I, abduction, problem solving, and practical reasoning; part II: formal and computational aspects of model based reasoning; part III, models, mental models, representations.

Table of contents (37 chapters)

  • Virtuous Distortion

    Woods, John (et al.)

    Pages 3-30

  • Naturalizing Peirce’s Semiotics: Ecological Psychology’s Solution to the Problem of Creative Abduction

    Kirlik, Alex (et al.)

    Pages 31-50

  • Smart Abducers as Violent Abducers

    Magnani, Lorenzo

    Pages 51-82

  • Different Cognitive Styles in the Academy-Industry Collaboration

    Viale, Riccardo

    Pages 83-105

  • Abduction, Induction, and Analogy

    Minnameier, Gerhard

    Pages 107-119

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology
Book Subtitle
Abduction, Logic, and Computational Discovery
Editors
  • Lorenzo Magnani
  • Walter Carnielli
  • Claudio Pizzi
Series Title
Studies in Computational Intelligence
Series Volume
314
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-15223-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-15223-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-15222-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26467-2
Series ISSN
1860-949X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 654
Number of Illustrations and Tables
98 b/w illustrations
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