Diagrams as Vehicles of Scientific Reasoning
Тезисы до: 20.12.2014
Даты: 10.04.15 — 12.04.15
Область наук: Философские;
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Организаторы: Center for Philosophy of Science
Diagrams are ubiquitous in scientific talks, papers, and textbooks. Although diagrams are clearly a tool for communicating experimental procedures, empirical results, relations between causal factors, and mechanistic explanations, they are also key vehicles of reasoning—diagrams provide essential tools for exploring variations in experimental design, identifying new explanatory relations in experimental data, and advancing and revising mechanistic models. They also play a crucial role in the design of computational models that show how an identified mechanism would behave under a variety of conditions (including alterations to the environment and to the mechanism).
This interdisciplinary workshop seeks to expand our understanding of the ways in which diagrams contribute to science through analysis of diagrams used in actual scientific research and theoretical accounts and experimental investigations of the ways scientists construct or reason with diagrams. We invite papers from both philosophers and historians of science, cognitive scientists who study diagrams, and scientists who use them. Hotel accommodations for three nights will be provided for those whose papers are accepted, but we are not able to cover travel costs.
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