Philosophy and Cognitive Science

Western & Eastern Studies

  • Lorenzo Magnani
  • Ping Li
Conference proceedings

Part of the Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics book series (SAPERE, volume 2)

About these proceedings


The book addresses a number of recent topics at the crossroad of philosophy and cognitive science, taking advantage of eastern and western perspectives and conceptions that emerged and were discussed at the PCS2011 Conference recently held in Guangzhou. The ever growing cultural exchange between academics and intellectuals 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.


Abductive Cognition Affordances Analogical Reasoning Cognitive Discovery Model-Based Reasoning Scientific Representation

Editors and affiliations

  • Lorenzo Magnani
    • 1
  • Ping Li
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of PhilosophyUniversita PaviaPaviaItaly
  2. 2., Department of PhilosophySun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-29927-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-29928-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-6255
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-6263
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