Cognitive Semantics and Scientific Knowledge: Case Studies in the Cognitive Science of Science

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John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 259 pages
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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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Contents

Preface
1
CHAPTER 2
32
CHAPTER 3
55
A modular approach to the problem of theoretical terms
75
CHAPTER 6
93
CHAPTER 9
123
CHAPTER 10
133
CHAPTER 11
149
CHAPTER 13
171
CHAPTER 14
193
Notes
217
References
239
Author index
253
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