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Einstein's Wonder

Gasco, Enrico (2020) Einstein's Wonder. Proceedings of the XL SISFA Conference, 2021. pp. 125-131.

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In his Autobiographical Notes Einstein recognizes the importance of wonder in the cognitive process by stating that it occurs when an experience comes into conflict with a sufficiently stable world of concepts. Already in classical philosophy, wonder is considered the starting point of philosophizing as Plato highlights in Theaetetus and Aristotle in Metaphysics. To describe what the wonder consists of we will suggest a Dynamic Frames and we will use it to describe the role of wonder in the years of Einstein's formation.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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Gasco, Enricoenrico@zirak.it
Keywords: Einstein, wonder, epistemic emotion, dynamic frame
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Concepts and Representations
General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
Depositing User: Dr Enrico Gasco
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2021 03:52
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2021 03:52
Item ID: 19601
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the XL SISFA Conference
Official URL: http://digital.casalini.it/9788833395173
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.12871/978883339517314
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Concepts and Representations
General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
Date: September 2020
Page Range: pp. 125-131
Volume: 2021
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19601

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