Creating scientific concepts /

An account that analyzes the dynamic reasoning processes implicated in a fundamental problem of creativity in science: how does genuine novelty emerge from existing representations?How do novel scientific concepts arise? In Creating Scientific Concepts, Nancy Nersessian seeks to answer this central...

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Main Author: Nersessian, Nancy J.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2008.
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Table of Contents:
  • Creativity in conceptual change: a cognitive-historical approach
  • Model-based reasoning practices: historical exemplar
  • Model-based reasoning practices: protocol study exemplar
  • The cognitive basis of model-based reasoning practices: mental modeling
  • Representation and reasoning: analogy, imagery, thought experiment
  • Creativity in conceptual change.