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Gärdenfors, Peter

Works: 126 works in 448 publications in 6 languages and 9,028 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Creator
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Most widely held works by Peter Gärdenfors
Conceptual spaces : the geometry of thought by Peter Gärdenfors( )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 2,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cognitive semantics : meaning and cognition by Jens S Allwood( )

29 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 1,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward the end of the 20th century, there is both a dissatisfaction with existing formal semantic theories and a wish to preserve insights from other semantic traditions. Cognitive semantics, the latest of the major trends which have dominated the century, attempts to do this by focusing on meaning as a cognitive phenomenon. This book provides different perspectives on meaning as a cognitive phenomenon. Jens Allwood presents an approach where meaning is analyzed in terms of context sensitive cognitive operations. Peter Gärdenfors examines the relationship between cognitive semantics and standard formal extensional and intensional semantics. Peter Harder discusses the relation between functionalism and cognitive semantics. Sören Sjöström and +ke Viberg extend a cognitive semantic approach to new empirical domains like vision and physical contact. Elisabeth Engberg Pedersen extends the use of cognitive semantics even further in order to analyze deaf sign language and, finally, Kenneth Holmqvist and Jordan Zlatev discuss two different possibilities of implementing a cognitive semantic approach using computer programs
Cognition, education, and communication technology by Peter Gärdenfors( )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cognition, Education, and Communication Technology presents some of the recent theoretical developments in the cognitive and educational sciences and implications for the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in the organization of school and university education. Internationally renowned researchers present theoretical perspectives with proposals for and evaluations of educational practices. Each chapter discusses different aspects of the use of ICT in education."--Jacket
The dynamics of thought by Peter Gärdenfors( )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is a collection of some of the most important philosophical papers by Peter Gardenfors. Spanning a period of more than 20 years of his research, they cover a wide ground of topics, from early works on decision theory, belief revision and nonmonotonic logic to more recent work on conceptual spaces, inductive reasoning, semantics and the evolutions of thinking. Many of the papers have only been published in places that are difficult to access. The common theme of all the papers is the dynamics of thought. Several of the papers have become minor classics and the volume bears witness of the wide scope of Gardenfors' research and of his crisp and often witty style of writing. The volume will be of interest to researchers in philosophy and other cognitive sciences."--Jacket
Knowledge in flux : modeling the dynamics of epistemic states by Peter Gärdenfors( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How homo became sapiens : on the evolution of thinking by Peter Gärdenfors( Book )

34 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gardenfors embarks on an evolutionary detective story to try and solve one of the big mysteries surrounding human existence - how has the modern human being's way of thinking come into existence. He starts by taking in turn the more basic cognitive processes - such as attention and memory, then builds upon these to explore more complex behaviours, such as self-consciousness, imitation, and the ability to understand the thoughts of others." "Having done this, he examines the consequences of "putting thought into the world", drawing his findings from external media like cave paintings, drawings, and writing." -- BOOK JACKET
Decision, probability, and utility : selected readings by Peter Gärdenfors( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and German and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decision theory and the theory of rational choice have recently been the subjects of considerable research by philosophers and economists. However, no adequate anthology exists which can be used to introduce students to the field. This volume is designed to meet that need. The essays included are organized into five parts covering the foundations of decision theory, the conceptualization of probability and utility, pholosophical difficulties with the rules of rationality and with the assessment of probability, and causal decision theory. The editors provide an extensive introduction to the field and introductions to each part
Geometry of meaning : semantics based on conceptual spaces by Peter Gärdenfors( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author proposes a theory of semantics that bridges cognitive science and linguistics and shows how theories of cognitive processes, in particular concept formation, can be exploited in a general semantic model. He argues that our minds organize the information involved in communicative acts in a format that can be modeled in geometric or topological terms, in what he terms conceptual spaces, extending the theory he presented in an earlier book by that name. Many semantic theories consider the meanings of words as relatively stable and independent of the communicative context. Gärdenfors focuses instead on how various forms of communication establish a system of meanings that becomes shared between interlocutors. He argues that these meetings of mind depend on the underlying geometric structures, and that these structures facilitate language learning. Turning to lexical semantics, the author argues that a unified theory of word meaning can be developed by using conceptual spaces. He shows that the meaning of different word classes can be given a cognitive grounding, and offers semantic analyses of nouns, adjectives, verbs, and prepositions. He also presents models of how the meanings of words are composed to form new meanings and of the basic semantic role of sentences. Finally, he considers the future implications of his theory for robot semantics and the Semantic Web
Generalized quantifiers : linguistic and logical approaches by Peter Gärdenfors( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belief revision by Peter Gärdenfors( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belief revision is a topic of much interest in theoretical computer science and logic, and it forms a central problem in research into artificial intelligence. In simple terms: how do you update a database of knowledge in the light of new information? What if the new information is in conflict with something that was previously held to be true? An intelligent system should be able to accommodate all such cases. This book contains a collection of research articles on belief revision that are completely up to date and an introductory chapter that presents a survey of current research in the area and the fundamentals of the theory. Thus this volume will be useful as a textbook on belief revision
Applications of conceptual spaces : the case for geometric knowledge representation by Frank Zenker( )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides an overview of applications of conceptual spaces theory, beginning with an introduction to the modeling tool that unifies the chapters. The first section explores issues of linguistic semantics, including speakers? negotiation of meaning. Further sections address computational and ontological aspects of constructing conceptual spaces, while the final section looks at philosophical applications. Domains include artificial intelligence and robotics, epistemology and philosophy of science, lexical semantics and pragmatics, agent-based simulation, perspectivism, framing, contrast, sensory modalities, and music, among others. This collection provides evidence of the wide application range of this theory of knowledge representation. The papers in this volume derive from international experts across different fields including philosophy, cognitive science, linguistics, robotics, computer science and geography. Each contributor has successfully applied conceptual spaces theory as a modeling tool in their respective areas of expertise. Graduates as well as researchers in the areas of epistemology, linguistics, geometric knowledge representation, and the mathematical modeling of cognitive processes should find this book of particular interest
In the scope of logic, methodology, and philosophy of science : volume one-[two] of the 11th International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Cracow, August 1999 by Peter Gärdenfors( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the second of two volumes containing papers submitted by the invited speakers to the 11th international Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, held in Cracow in 1999, under the auspices of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science, Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science. The invited speakers are the leading researchers and accordingly the book presents the current state of the intellectual discourse in the respective fields
Evidentiary value : philosophical, judicial, and psychological aspects of a theory : essays dedicated to Sören Halldén on his sixtieth birthday( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and Swedish and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Generalized Quantifiers : Linguistic and Logical Approaches by Peter Gärdenfors( )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some fifteen years ago, research on generalized quantifiers was con­ sidered to be a branch of mathematical logic, mainly carried out by mathematicians. Since then an increasing number of linguists and philosophers have become interested in exploring the relevance of general quantifiers for natural language as shown by the bibliography compiled for this volume. To a large extent, the new research has been inspired by Jon Barwise and Robin Cooper's path-breaking article "Generalized Quantifiers and Natural Language" from 1981. A concrete sign of this development was the workshop on this topic at Lund University, May 9-11, 1985, which was organized by Robin Cooper, Elisabet Engdahl, and the present editor. All except two of the papers in this volume derive from that workshop. Jon Barwise's paper in the volume is different from the one he presented in connection with the workshop. Mats Rooth's contribution has been added because of its close relationship with the rest of the papers. The articles have been revised for publication here and the authors have commented on each other's contributions in order to integrate the collection. The organizers of the workshop gratefully acknowledge support from the Department of Linguistics, the Department of Philosophy and the Faculty of Humanities at Lund University, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (through the Wallenberg Foundation), the Swedish Institute, and the Letterstedt Foundation
Group decision theory by Peter Gärdenfors( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belief revision by Peter Gärdenfors( )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On-line/off-line : between text and experience : writing as a lifestyle by Jarosław Płuciennik( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The articles presented in <i>On-line/Off-line: Between Text and Experience...</i> concern the status of words and literature in contemporary culture. Opinions about 'the death of words', words displaced by pictures, are no longer formulated with equal firmness as in the past. Word and image do not compete, they rather act as equally important 'ingredients' of today's culture. To revise popular judgments which reduce the meaning of the Word there is no need for detailed analysis, just observation of daily practices. The vast number of text messages, e-mails, tweets, comments, blogs' or social networking's posts written day by day confirms the strong position of words (language) in the new media. As the articles in this collection make clear, this is especially true of writing in our time, when old and new, online and offline, are mixing, mashing up and recombining so prolifically, no single theory could ever explain it all, let alone foretell its evolution. So it's fitting that what we have in this volume is not a collection of definitive, supersession-like answers, but a multiplicity of fascinating questions explored in depth. Are microblogs a new literary genre? What happens when Japanese haiku leap across cultures? Is writing inherently an act of individuality or a modern, technology-rooted innovation? Such questions will swirl around us for decades to come, and to make our way forward we will need intellectual roadmaps with the wide-ranging curiosity, high aspirations and serious intent of this one
Spatial Cognition VI. Learning, Reasoning, and Talking about Space : International Conference Spatial Cognition 2008, Freiburg, Germany, September 15-19, 2008. Proceedings by Jaime G Carbonell( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cómo el homo se convirtió en sapiens by Peter Gärdenfors( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in Spanish and Swedish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La teoria del valore probatorio : aspetti filosofici, giuridici e psicologici( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Cognitive semantics : meaning and cognition
Cognitive semantics : meaning and cognitionCognition, education, and communication technologyThe dynamics of thoughtKnowledge in flux : modeling the dynamics of epistemic statesHow homo became sapiens : on the evolution of thinkingDecision, probability, and utility : selected readingsGeneralized quantifiers : linguistic and logical approachesBelief revision
Alternative Names
Gärdenfors, Bjorn Peter.

Gärdenfors, Björn Peter 1949-

Gärdenfors-Hansson-Sahlin, .. 1949-

Gärdenförs, Peter

Peter Gärdenfors schwedischer Philosoph

Peter Gärdenfors Swedish cognitive scientist

Peter Gärdenfors Zweeds cognitief wetenschapper

Yādenfoshu, Peteru 1949-

ヤーデンフォシュ, ペー テル 1949-

ヤーデンフォシュ, ペーテル

ヤーデンフォシュ, ペーテル, 1949-