Philosophy and Cognitive Science II

Western & Eastern Studies

  • Lorenzo Magnani
  • Ping Li
  • Woosuk Park
Conference proceedings

Part of the Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics book series (SAPERE, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. International Conference Philosophy and Cognitive Science (PCS2013)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Athanassios Raftopoulos
      Pages 3-20
    3. Selene Arfini, Lorenzo Magnani
      Pages 59-75
    4. Woosuk Park
      Pages 77-93
    5. Lorenzo Magnani
      Pages 95-113
  3. International Workshop Visual Abduction or Abductive Vision? KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Lorenzo Magnani
      Pages 117-139
    3. Woosuk Park
      Pages 141-153
    4. Athanassios Raftopoulos
      Pages 155-176
    5. Jun-Young Oh, YooShin Kim, Chun-Hwey Kim, Byeong-Mee Min, Yeon-A Son
      Pages 193-207
    6. Cameron Shelley
      Pages 209-221

About these proceedings


The book shows how eastern and western perspectives and conceptions can be used to addresses recent topics laying at the crossroad between philosophy and cognitive science. It reports on new points of view and conceptions discussed during the International Conference on Philosophy and Cognitive Science (PCS2013), held at the Sun Yat-sen University, in Guangzhou, China, and the 2013 Workshop on Abductive Visual Cognition, which took place at KAIST, in Deajeon, South Korea.

The book emphasizes an ever-growing cultural exchange between academics and intellectuals coming from different fields. It juxtaposes research works investigating new facets on key issues between philosophy and cognitive science,  such as the role of models and causal representations in science; the status of theoretical concepts and quantum principles; abductive cognition, vision, and visualization in science from an eco-cognitive perspective. Further topics are: ignorance immunization in reasoning; moral cognition, violence, and epistemology; and models and biomorphism. The book, which presents a unique and timely account of the current state-of-the art on various aspects in philosophy and cognitive science, is expected to inspire philosophers, cognitive scientists and social scientists, and to generate fruitful exchanges and collaboration among them.




Abductive Cognition Biomorphism Causal Representation Cognitive Discovery Mathematical Models in Science PCS2013 Philosophical Foundations of Science Scientific Fictionalism Scientific Rationality Theory of Models Visual Abduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Lorenzo Magnani
    • 1
  • Ping Li
    • 2
  • Woosuk Park
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Philosophy and Computational Philosophy LaboratoryUniversity of PaviaPaviaItaly
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophySun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouChina
  3. 3.School of Humanities and Social SciencesKorea Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyDaejeonKorea, Republic of (South Korea)

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18478-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-18479-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-6255
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-6263
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