Knowledge as Duty: Lorenzo Magnani’s Website
"...morality is distributed in our technological world in a way that makes some scientific problems particularly relevant to ethics. [...] One solution, I believe, is to re-examine the respect we have developed for particular externalities and then use those things as a vehicle to return value to people."
(L. Magnani, Morality in a technological World)

Oct '13

“Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology. Theoretical and Cognitive Issues” is now available


L. Magnani (ed.), Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology, Theoretical and Cognitive Issues: Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics, Vol. 8.

This book contains contributions presented during the international conference on Model-Based Reasoning (MBR´012), held on June 21–23 in Sestri Levante, Italy. Interdisciplinary researchers discuss in this volume how scientific cognition and other kinds of cognition make use of models, abduction, and explanatory reasoning in order to produce important or creative changes in theories and concepts. Some of the contributions analyzed the problem of model-based reasoning in technology and stressed the issues of scientific and technological innovation. The book is divided in three main parts: Models, Mental Models, Representations; Abduction, Problem Solving and Practical Reasoning; Historical, Epistemological and Technological Issues. Go to Springer website

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