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Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics

Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology

Logical, Epistemological, and Cognitive Issues

Editors: Magnani, Lorenzo, Casadio, Claudia (Eds.)

  • Offers an interdisciplinary perspective on the role of models in cognition
  • Reports on models and inferences, as well as related historical and technological issues
  • Gathers revised contributions presented at MBR’015, held on June 25-27 in Sestri Levante, Italy
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About this book

This book discusses how scientific and other types of cognition make use of models, abduction, and explanatory reasoning in order to produce important or creative changes in theories and concepts. It includes revised contributions presented during the international conference on Model-Based Reasoning (MBR’015), held on June 25-27 in Sestri Levante, Italy. The book is divided into three main parts, the first of which focuses on models, reasoning and representation. It highlights key theoretical concepts from an applied perspective, addressing issues concerning information visualization, experimental methods and design. The second part goes a step further, examining abduction, problem solving and reasoning. The respective contributions analyze different  types of reasoning, discussing various concepts of inference and creativity and their relationship with experimental data. In turn, the third part reports on a number of historical, epistemological and technological issues. By analyzing possible contradictions in modern research and describing representative case studies in experimental research, this part aims at fostering new discussions and stimulating new ideas.  All in all, the book provides researchers and  graduate students in the field of applied philosophy, epistemology, cognitive science and artificial intelligence alike with an authoritative snapshot of current theories and applications of model-based reasoning.

 

 

 

Table of contents (38 chapters)

  • Visual Reasoning in Science and Mathematics

    Bueno, Otávio

    Pages 3-19

  • Bas van Fraassen on Success and Adequacy in Representing and Modelling

    Ghins, Michel

    Pages 21-42

  • Ideology in Bio-inspired Design

    Shelley, Cameron

    Pages 43-56

  • Thought Experiments and Computer Simulations

    Buzzoni, Marco

    Pages 57-78

  • Approaches to Scientific Modeling, and the (Non)Issue of Representation: A Case Study in Multi-model Research on Thigmotaxis and Group Thermoregulation

    Oliveira, Guilherme Sanches

    Pages 79-100

Buy this book

eBook $299.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38983-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $379.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38982-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $379.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-81784-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology
Book Subtitle
Logical, Epistemological, and Cognitive Issues
Editors
  • Lorenzo Magnani
  • Claudia Casadio
Series Title
Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
Series Volume
27
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-38983-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-38983-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-38982-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81784-2
Series ISSN
2192-6255
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 678
Number of Illustrations and Tables
35 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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