MODEL BASED REASONING 2001
From Thursday the 17th to Saturday the 19th of May, the International Conference
MODEL-BASED REASONING: Scientific Discovery, Technological Innovation, Values (MBR’01),
took place at the Collegio Ghislieri, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.
The conference dealt with the logical, epistemological, and cognitive aspects of modeling practices employed in scientific discovery and technological innovation, including computational models of such practices. Abduction is widely recognized as a significant reasoning process in discovery whose features are in need of explication. We solicited papers that examined various forms of model-based reasoning, such as analogical and visual modeling, from philosophical, historical, sociological, psychological, or computational perspectives. We also addressed the problem of model-based reasoning in ethics reasoning, especially pertaining to science and technology.
- analogical reasoning
- causal and counterfactual reasoning in model construction
- computational models of model-based reasoning and scientific reasoning
- conceptual combination and theory formation
- hypothetical and explanatory reasoning
- logical analyses that may contribute to our understanding of the issues in model-based reasoning
- model-based reasoning in ethics
- models and manipulative reasoning
- models and technological innovation
- thought experimenting
- visual, spatial, imagistic modeling, reasoning, and simulation