The Cognitive Basis of Science concerns the question `What makes science possible? Specifically, what features of the human mind and of human culture and cognitive development permit and facilitate the conduct of science? The essays in this volume address these questions, which are inherently interdisciplinary, requiring co-operation between philosophers, psychologists, and others in the social and cognitive sciences. They concern the cognitive, social, and motivational underpinnings of scientific reasoning in children and lay persons as well as in professional scientists. The editors introduction lays out the background to the debates, and the volume includes a consolidated bibliography that will be a valuable reference resource for all those interested in this area. The volume will be of great importance to all researchers and students interested in the philosophy or psychology of scientific reasoning, as well as those, more generally, who are interested in the nature of the human mind.
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The cognitive basis of science edited by Peter Carruthers Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland College Park Stephen Stich Board of Governors Professor, Department of Philosophy and Center for Cognitive Science, Rutgers University and Michael Siegal Professor of Psychology, University of Sheffield Published in association with the Hang Seng Centre for Cognitive The Cognitive Basis of Science - Assets