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The cognitive basis of science

Author: Peter Carruthers; Michael Siegal; Stephen P Stich
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Cognitive Basis of Science concerns the question: what makes science possible? Specifically, what features of the human mind and of human permit and facilitate the conduct of science? The essays  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Carruthers; Michael Siegal; Stephen P Stich
ISBN: 0521812291 9780521812290 0521011779 9780521011778
OCLC Number: 59389915
Description: xii, 409 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: what makes science possible? Peter Carruthers, Stephen Stich and Michael Siegal; Part I. Science and Innateness: 2. Human evolution and the cognitive basis of science Steven Mithen; 3. Modular and cultural factors in biological understanding: an experimental approach to the cognitive basis of science Scott Atran; 4. The roots of scientific reasoning: infancy, modularity, and the art of tracking Peter Carruthers; Part II. Science and Cognition: 5. Science without grammar: scientific reasoning in severe a-grammatic aphasia Rosemary Varley; 6. Causal maps and Bayes nets: a cognitive and computational account of theory-formation Alison Gopnik and Clark Glymour; 7. The cognitive basis of model based reasoning in science Nancy Nersessian; 8. Understanding the role of cognition in science: the Science as Category framework Kevin Dunbar; 9. Theorizing is important, and collateral information constrains how well it is done Barbara Koslowski and Stephanie Thompson; 10. The influence of prior belief on scientific thinking Jonathan St B. T. Evans; 11. Thinking about causality: pragmatic, social and scientific rationality Denis Hilton; Part III. Science and Motivation: 12. The passionate scientist: emotion in scientific cognition Paul Thagard; 13. Emotions and epistemic evaluations Christopher Hookway; 14. Social psychology and the theory of science Philip Kitcher; Part IV. Science and the Social: 15. Scientific cognition as distributed cognition Ronald Giere; 16. The science of childhood Michael Siegal; 17. What do children learn from testimony? Paul Harris; 18. The baby in the lab-coat: why child development is an inadequate model for understanding the development of science Luc Faucher, Ron Mallon, Daniel Nazer, Shaun Nichols, Aaron Ruby, Stephen Stich and Jonathan Weinberg.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Carruthers, Stephen Stich and Michael Siegal.

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