Cognitive Semantics and Scientific Knowledge: Case Studies in the Cognitive Science of Science
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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analytic philosophy answer applied argumentation aspects of scientific assumption basic Bloor c-command capture Chapter Chomsky classic philosophical problem cognitive linguistics cognitive science cognitive theory conceptual metaphor conceptual representation conceptual shift context conversation analysis emphasis added epistemology example explanandum explication fallacies Firstly Government-Binding Theory grammar holistic human cognitive behaviour interaction interpretation knowledge of language Lakoff and Johnson main hypothesis metaphorical concepts metaphorical expressions metascientific application metascientific extension metascientific reflexion metatheory methods models modular approach modular cognitive semantics modularity hypothesis MMH naturalized epistemology naturalized philosophy objectscientific parameter particular philosophy of science plausible inferences possible pragmatics pre-explicative prospects and limits question quotation reformulation relationship relevant respect science of science scientific explanations scientific knowledge scientific theories Section semantic representation semantic underdetermination social sociology of knowledge solution source domain specific Standard Theory Strong Programme studies target domain theoretical terms theory of metaphor thought experiments tion two-level approach universal principles yield