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Books: Cognitive Science: Kertesz

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  1. paul, Cognitive Semantics and Scientific Knowledge: Kert�sz

Message 1: Cognitive Semantics and Scientific Knowledge: Kert�sz

Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 11:25:01 -0400 (EDT)
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Subject: Cognitive Semantics and Scientific Knowledge: Kert�sz

Title: Cognitive Semantics and Scientific Knowledge
Subtitle: Case studies in the cognitive science of science
Series Title: Converging Evidence in Language and Communication Research 4

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	John Benjamins

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Author: Andr�s Kert�sz, University of Debrecen

Hardback: ISBN: 9027238901, Pages: viii, 261 pp., Price: EURO 85.00


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.

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: Theoretical terms 
3. The background 55 
4. Case study: A holistic approach to the problem of theoretical terms 
5. Case study: A modular approach to the problem of theoretical terms
6. Conclusions 93 
Part III. Prospects: Sociological extensions 
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

Lingfield(s):	Cognitive Science
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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