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Conceptual Spaces: Elaborations and Applications

Editors: Kaipainen, M., Zenker, F., Hautamäki, A., Gärdenfors, P. (Eds.)

  • Details advances in theory development at the focal point of cognitive science
  • Presents interdisciplinary research unified by a common theoretical core
  • Features 15 papers based on the topics from the Conceptual Spaces @ Work 2016 conference
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About this book

This edited book focuses on concepts and their applications using the theory of conceptual spaces, one of today’s most central tracks of cognitive science discourse. It features 15 papers based on topics presented at the Conceptual Spaces @ Work 2016 conference.

The contributors interweave both theory and applications in their papers. Among the first mentioned are studies on metatheories, logical and systemic implications of the theory, as well as relations between concepts and language. Examples of the latter include explanatory models of paradigm shifts and evolution in science as well as dilemmas and issues of health, ethics, and education.

The theory of conceptual spaces overcomes many translational issues between academic theoretization and practical applications. The paradigm is mainly associated with structural explanations, such as categorization and meronomy. However, the community has also been relating it to relations, functions, and systems.

The book presents work that provides a geometric model for the representation of human conceptual knowledge that bridges the symbolic and the sub-conceptual levels of representation. The model has already proven to have a broad range of applicability beyond cognitive science and even across a number of disciplines related to concepts and representation.

About the authors

Mauri Kaipainen is professor of Media Technology at Södertörn University with a PhD from the University of Helsinki has longstanding focus and a number of publications on the systems, dynamics, interactions and perspective-dependence of concepts. The application range of his theoretical work ranges from cognitive science to society to media art. He was the main organizer of Conceptual Spaces @ Work 2016.

Frank Zenker is a researcher in philosophy at Lund University, Sweden, funded by the Swedish Research Council. Having obtained his doctorate in philosophy of science at the University of Hamburg, Germany, he has worked with Peter Gärdenfors on applying conceptual spaces to theory-dynamical processes in the empirical sciences. He is the editor of “Bayesian Argumentation” (Synthese Library Vol 362, 2013) and Zenker, F.; Gärdenfors, P. (2015). Applications of Conceptual Spaces. Springer. Synthese library. Studies in Epistemology, Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science, Vol. 359.

Peter Gärdenfors is a distinguished professor of cognitive science at Lund University, Sweden. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities and recipient of the Gad Rausing Prize. Internationally, he is one of Sweden's most notable philosophers. In 2009, he was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. He is best known of articulating and coining the theory of Conceptual Spaces.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conceptual Spaces: Elaborations and Applications
Editors
  • Mauri Kaipainen
  • Frank Zenker
  • Antti Hautamäki
  • Peter Gärdenfors
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
405
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-12800-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-12800-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-12799-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 203
Number of Illustrations
62 b/w illustrations
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