José Angel García Landa
Universidad de Zaragoza
May 24, 2016
Ibercampus, May 21, 2016
'How Things Hang Together': The Connection of Everything
This paper deals with the philosophical notions of symploké and connectionism, as they relate to 1) natural systems and mental machines, cognitive maps and models; 2) cognitive stylistics and conceptual integration; and 3) to E. O. Wilson's (1998) notion of consilience. Adam Smith's philosophical essays on the history of science are seen here as an important precursor of the cognitivist theory of maps and models, and of the ideal of consilience among philosophers of science.
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Keywords: Adam Smith, Philosophy, Consilience, Connections, Conceptual integration, Cognition, Maps, Models, Theories, Knowledge, Science, Theory of Science