Cognition in social interaction - Toward a mechanistic integration of the cognitive and social sciences

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This research project focuses on the changing relations between the cognitive and social sciences. We are especially interested in the new opportunities for interdisciplinary encounters between cognitive and social scientists, pertaining to the recent turn in the cognitive sciences toward a more interactive, co-operative and cultural account of human cognition. We conduct case studies in which we address cognitive and social scientific research programs on social coordination, collaborative remembering and agent-based modelling. Our theoretical framework draws on mechanistic philosophy of science and we aim to adjust the notion of mechanistic interfield integration to the relations between the cognitive and social sciences.
Through our case studies, we aim to answer the following questions: Do the abovementioned research programs produce knowledge that can be brought together to deepen our understanding of cognitive and social phenomena? Is it possible to resolve conceptual discrepancies between their theories and models? Do their methods complement (rather than compete with) each other? Is it possible to amalgamate evidence that these research programs have produced by using different methods?
The research project will increase our understanding of emerging research fields at the intersection of the cognitive and social sciences by identifying, clarifying and resolving conceptual and methodological issues that arise within and between research programs studying social coordination, collaborative remembering and agent-based modeling of human cognition in social interaction. The mechanistic framework of interfield integration combined with the method of agent-based modeling will also promote the cross-disciplinary fertilization and methodological renewal of the cognitive and social sciences.
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Todellinen alku/loppupvm01/08/202131/12/2024

Tieteenalat

  • 5141 Sosiologia
  • 611 Filosofia
  • 6162 Kognitiotiede