Explaining the Growth of Scientific Knowledge: Metaphors, Models and Meanings (Problems in Contemporary Philosophy S. v. 37)

Explaining the Growth of Scientific Knowledge: Metaphors, Models and Meanings (Problems in Contemporary Philosophy S. v. 37)

By: Daniel Rothbart (author)Hardback

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This study explains scientific progress through analogical cross-fertilization of ideas between distinct physical systems. In many cases, progress can be generatedfrom a radically new juxtaposition of apparently incongruous physical systems.

Contents

What is a scientific model?; the semantics of scientific metaphors; analogical modelling and metaphoric discourse in science; the epistemology of a spectrometer; the nature of a scientific prototype; property, symmetry and analogy. Appendix: computational models of analogical reasoning.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773487215
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 172
  • ID: 9780773487215
  • ISBN10: 0773487212

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