Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics

Philosophy and Cognitive Science

Western & Eastern Studies

Editors: Magnani, Lorenzo, Li, Ping (Eds.)

  • Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Philosophy and Cognitive Science
  • The Conference addressed various recent topics at the crossroad of  philosophy and cognitive science, taking advantage of both western  and eastern research
  • Written by leading experts in the field
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The book addresses a number of recent topics at the crossroad of philosophy and cognitive science, taking advantage of both the western and the eastern perspectives and conceptions that emerged and were discussed at the PCS2011 Conference recently held in Guangzhou. The ever growing cultural exchange between academics and intellectual belonging to different cultures is reverberated by the juxtaposition of papers, which aim at investigating new facets of crucial problems in philosophy: the role of models in science and the fictional approach; chance seeking dynamics and how affordances work; abductive cognition; visualization in science; the cognitive structure of scientific theories; scientific representation; mathematical representation in science; model-based reasoning; analogical reasoning; moral cognition; cognitive niches and evolution.

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“The 14 chapters in the book are divided into two sections, ‘Models, Representation, and Cognition’ and ‘Abduction, Reasoning, and Cognition.’ … this is an interesting and important collection, well-worth consulting for a broader view of a rapidly expanding academic world.” (Ryan D. Tweney, Mind & Society, 2013)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Scientific Models Are Not Fictions

    Magnani, Lorenzo

    Pages 1-38

  • An Examination of the Thesis of Models as Representations

    Li, Dachao (et al.)

    Pages 39-51

  • On Animal Cognition: Before and After the Beast-Machine Controversy

    Park, Woosuk

    Pages 53-74

  • From Mindless Modeling to Scientific Models

    Bertolotti, Tommaso

    Pages 75-104

  • The Greenhouse Metaphor and the Greenhouse Effect: A Case Study of a Flawed Analogous Model

    Chen, Xiang

    Pages 105-114

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eBook $229.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophy and Cognitive Science
Book Subtitle
Western & Eastern Studies
Editors
  • Lorenzo Magnani
  • Ping Li
Series Title
Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-29928-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-29928-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-29927-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43587-4
Series ISSN
2192-6255
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 290
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