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TitleThe cognitive science of science : explanation, discovery, and conceptual change
Author Paul Thagard ; in collaboration with Scott Findlay... [et al.]
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2012
Descript 365 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


Introduction -- What is the cognitive science of science? -- Explanation and Justification -- Why explanation matters -- Models of scientific explanation -- How brains make mental models -- Changing minds about climate change : belief revision, coherence, and emotion -- Coherence, truth, and the development of scientific knowledge -- Discovery and creativity -- Why discovery matters -- The aha! experience: creativity through emergent binding in neural networks -- Creative combination of representations: scientific discovery and technological invention -- Creativity in computer science -- Patterns of medical discovery -- Conceptual change -- Why conceptual change matters -- Conceptual change in the history of science : Life, Mind, and Disease -- Getting to darwin: Obstacles to accepting evolution by Natural selection -- Acupuncture, incommensurability, and conceptual change -- Conceptual change in medicine: explanations of mental illness from demons to epigenetics -- Values in science: cognitive-affective maps -- Scientific concepts as esmantic polinters

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