Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology

Theoretical and Cognitive Issues

  • Lorenzo Magnani
Conference proceedings

Part of the Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics book series (SAPERE, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Models, Mental Models, Representations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Barbara Tversky
      Pages 3-8
    3. John Woods
      Pages 9-42
    4. Paul Thagard, A. David Nussbaum
      Pages 43-53
    5. Mikkel Willum Johansen
      Pages 89-108
    6. Paolo Pecere
      Pages 141-157
  3. Abduction, Problem Solving and Practical Reasoning

  4. Historical, Epistemological, and Technological Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nora Alejandrina Schwartz
      Pages 463-470
    3. Tommaso Bertolotti
      Pages 479-498
    4. Luís Moniz Pereira, The Anh Han, Francisco C. Santos
      Pages 499-525
    5. Cameron Shelley
      Pages 609-623

About these proceedings


This book contains contributions presented during the international conference on Model-Based Reasoning (MBR´012), held on June 21-23 in Sestri Levante, Italy.  Interdisciplinary researchers discuss in this volume how scientific cognition and other kinds of cognition make use of models, abduction, and explanatory reasoning in order to produce important or creative changes in theories and concepts. Some of the contributions analyzed the problem of model-based reasoning in technology and stressed the issues of scientific and technological innovation. The book is divided in three main parts: models, mental models, representations; abduction, problem solving and practical reasoning; historical, epistemological and technological issues.



Abductive reasoning Artificial intelligence Cognitive Science Cognitive models Computational Models Creative reasoning Explanatory reasoning Model-based Reasoning Philosophy of science and technology Technological innovation

Editors and affiliations

  • Lorenzo Magnani
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Humanities Philosophy SectionUniversity of PaviaPaviaItaly

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