Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology : Abduction, Logic, and Computational Discovery

The volume is based on the papers that were presented at the international conference Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology (MBR09_BRAZIL), held at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil, December 2009. The presentations given at the conference explored how scientific cogni...

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Other Authors: Magnani, Lorenzo (Editor), Carnielli, Walter (Editor), Pizzi, Claudio (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010, 2010
Series:Studies in Computational Intelligence
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Ecological Psychology’s Solution to the Problem of Creative Abduction
  • Smart Abducers as Violent Abducers
  • Different Cognitive Styles in the Academy-Industry Collaboration
  • Abduction, Induction, and Analogy
  • Belief Revision vs. Conceptual Change in Mathematics
  • Affordances as Abductive Anchors
  • A Model-Based Reasoning Approach to Prevent Crime
  • Abducing the Crisis
  • Pathophysiology of Cancer and the Entropy Concept
  • A Pattern Language for Roberto Burle Marx Landscape Design
  • A Visual Model of Peirce’s 66 Classes of Signs Unravels His Late Proposal of Enlarging Semiotic Theory
  • The Role of Agency Detection in the Invention of Supernatural Beings
  • Formal and Computational Aspects of Model Based Reasoning
  • Does Logic Count?
  • Causal Abduction and Alternative Assessment: A Logical Problem in Penal Law
  • Functions and Mechanisms
  • The Theoretician’s Gambits: Scientific Representations, Their Formats and Content
  • Modeling the Epistemological Multipolarity of Semiotic Objects
  • Imagination in Thought Experimentation: Sketching a Cognitive Approach to Thought Experiments
  • Representations of Contemporaneous Events of a Story for Novice Readers
  • Understanding and Augmenting Human Morality: An Introduction to the ACTWith Model of Conscience
  • Analog Modeling of Human Cognitive Functions with Tripartite Synapses
  • The Leyden Jar in Luigi Galvani’s thought: A Case of Analogical Visual Modeling
  • Modeling the Causal Structure of the History of Science
  • How to Resist a Bullshit Attack
  • Using Analogical Representations for Mathematical Concept Formation
  • Good Experimental Methodologies and Simulation in Autonomous Mobile Robotics
  • The Logical Process of Model-Based Reasoning
  • Constructive Research and Info-computational Knowledge Generation
  • Emergent Semiotics in Genetic Programming and the Self-Adaptive Semantic Crossover
  • An Episodic Memory Implementation for a Virtual Creature
  • Abduction and Meaning in Evolutionary Soundscapes
  • Consequences of a Diagrammatic Representation of Paul Cohen’s Forcing Technique Based on C.S. Peirce’s Existential Graphs
  • Models, Mental Models, Representations
  • How Brains Make Mental Models
  • Applications of an Implementation Story for Non-sentential Models
  • Does Everyone Think, or Is It Just Me?
  • Morality According to a Cognitive Interpretation: A Semantic Model for Moral Behavior