Cognitive Semantics and Scientific Knowledge

Case studies in the cognitive science of science

| University of Debrecen
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The book focuses on the question of how and to what extent cognitive semantic approaches can contribute to the new field of the cognitive science of science. The argumentation is based on a series of instructive case studies which are intended to test the prospects and limits of the metascientific application of both holistic and modular cognitive semantics. The case studies show that, while cognitive semantic research is able to solve problems which have traditionally been the domain of the philosophy of science, it also encounters serious limits. The prospects and the limits thus revealed suggest new research topics which in future can be tackled by cognitive semantic approaches to the cognitive science of science.
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Table of Contents
Preface
xi
Introduction
1
Part I. Preliminaries
1. On the cognitive turn
13
2. Two metascientific extensions of cognitive semantics
35
Part II. Prospects
3. The background
55
4. Case study: A holistic approach to the problem of theoretical terms
65
5. Case study: A modular approach to the problem of theoretical terms
75
6. Conclusions
93
Part III. Prospects
7. The background
99
8. Case study: A sociological extension of the modular approach
103
9. Case study: A sociological extension of the holistic approach
123
10. Conclusions: Prospects
133
Part IV. Limits
11. The background
149
12. Case study: The sceptical dilemma of cognitive semantics
157
13. Two case studies: Cognitive semantics and classic philosophical problems
171
14. Conclusions: Limits
193
15. Summary: The solution to the main problem
205
16. Notes
217
17. References
239
18. Appendix
251
Index
253
“[...] das Buch ist allen zu empfehlen, die verstehen wollen, wie man in der Wissenschaft kreativ, undogmatisch un reflektiert denkt.”
Cognitive Semantics and Scientific Knowledge is a fruitful, enlightening book. The findings it yields provide promising starting points for future linguistic and metascientific research alike. The book is a valuable contribution to the new field of the cognitive science of science.”
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Subjects

Philosophy

Philosophy
BIC Subject: JM – Psychology
BISAC Subject: PSY000000 – PSYCHOLOGY / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2004041196