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Creating scientific concepts

Author: Nancy J Nersessian
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2008.
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An account that analyzes the dynamic reasoning processes implicated in a fundamental problem of creativity in science: how does genuine novelty emerge from existing representations?

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Nersessian, Nancy J.
Creating scientific concepts.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2008
(DLC) 2008013831
(OCoLC)221663111
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy J Nersessian
ISBN: 9780262280549 026228054X 9781435665651 1435665651
OCLC Number: 251620972
Awards: Winner of Patrick Suppes Prize in the Philosophy of Science 2011.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 251 p.) : ill.
Contents: Creativity in conceptual change: a cognitive-historical approach --
Model-based reasoning practices: historical exemplar --
Model-based reasoning practices: protocol study exemplar --
The cognitive basis of model-based reasoning practices: mental modeling --
Representation and reasoning: analogy, imagery, thought experiment --
Creativity in conceptual change.
Responsibility: Nancy Nersessian.

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"It should be obvious: scientists are human beings and their scientific theories reflect normal human mechanisms of thought, called frames and metaphors by some cognitive scientists and models and Read more...

 
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