Methodological Cognitivism

Vol. 2: Cognition, Science, and Innovation

Authors: Viale, Riccardo

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About this book

This book covers a broad spectrum of topics, from experimental philosophy and cognitive theory of science, to social epistemology and research and innovation policy. Following up on the previously published Volume 1, “Mind, Rationality, and Society,” it provides further applications of methodological cognitivism in areas such as scientific discovery, technology transfer and innovation policy. It also analyzes the impact of cognitive science on philosophical problems like causality and truth. The book is divided into four parts: Part I “Experimental Philosophy and Causality” tackles the problem of causality, which is often seen as straddling metaphysics, ontology and epistemology. Part II “Cognitive Rationality of Science” deals with the cognitive foundation of scientific rationality, starting from a strong critique of the neopositivist rationality of science on the one hand and of the relativist and social reduction of the methodology of science on the other. Part III “Research Policy and Social Epistemology” deals with topics of social epistemology, science policy and culture of innovation. Lastly, Part IV “Knowledge Transfer and Innovation” addresses the dynamics of knowledge generation, transfer and use in technological innovation.

About the authors

Riccardo Viale is Professor of Epistemology of Social Sciences at the University of Milano-Bicocca.

He is Editor-in-Chief of Mind & Society (Springer) and the author or editor of many books such as Modelling the Mind (with K.A. Moyeldin Said, H. Newton Smith and K.V. Wilkes, Clarendon Press, 1990); Economics, Bounded Rationality and the Cognitive Revolution (with H. Simon, M. Egidi and R. Marris, Elgar, 1992), Knowledge and Politics (Physica-Verlag, 2001), Biological and Cultural Bases of Human Inferences (with D. Andler and L. Hirschfeld, Erlbaum, 2006), The Capitalization of Knowledge (with H. Etzkowitz, Elgar, 2010).

His research interests are the cognitive foundation of social action, the cognitive theory of economic rationality, cognitive approaches in philosophy of science and social epistemology, tacit knowledge and science policy.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Viale, Riccardo

    Pages 1-44

  • Causality: Epistemological and Cognitive Considerations Causality

    Viale, Riccardo

    Pages 47-67

  • Cognitive Reasons for Causal Realism Causal realism

    Viale, Riccardo

    Pages 69-89

  • Deductive Rationality Deductive rationality and Cognition

    Viale, Riccardo

    Pages 93-112

  • Cognitive Theory of Scientific Rationality or of Scientific Reasoning? Reasoning

    Viale, Riccardo

    Pages 113-137

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Methodological Cognitivism
Book Subtitle
Vol. 2: Cognition, Science, and Innovation
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-40216-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-40216-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-40215-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51411-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 447
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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