Model-Based Reasoning in Scientific Discovery

TitleModel-Based Reasoning in Creative Processes
Publication TypeBook Chapter (with title)
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsMeheus, J
Secondary AuthorsMagnani, L, Nersessian, N, Thagard, P
Book TitleModel-Based Reasoning in Scientific Discovery
Pages199–217
PublisherKluwer/Plenum
CityDordrecht
Abstract

Combining a contextual approach to problem solving with results on some recently developed (non-standard) logics, I present in this paper a general frame for the methodological study of model-based reasoning in creative processes. I argue that model-based reasoning does not require that we turn away from logic. I also argue, however, that in order to better understand and evaluate creative processes that involve model-based reasoning, and in order to formulate guidelines for them, we urgently need to extend the existing variety of logics.

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