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David Klahr's fine book provides a clear and insightful account of how children and adults make discoveries. It is an excellent contribution to the psychology of science. -- Paul Thagard, Professor of Philosophy and Director, Cognitive Science Program, University of Waterloo Exploring Science helps resolve long-standing debates about how scientific discoveries get made. Collectively, these studies articulate a more complete and nuanced account of the complementary roles of conceptual knowledge and reasoning heuristics. Nonspecialists will appreciate thelucid conceptual and historical analysis of the field and the connections to fundamental issues in the broad areas of problem solving and cognition. -- Leona Schauble, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin Klahr and his colleagues offer us a richly detailed view of how one aspect of scientific discovery might proceed: the discovery of rules and principles in a well-constrained domain where both the space of hypotheses and potential experiments are well understood. This work provides valuable insight into the relative roles of domain-specific and domain-general principles in scientific reasoning and into how we manage to make progress in discovery while at the same time being fallible and subject to specific patterns of errors. We find here some of the most powerful demonstrations of two very different ways of engaging in discovery, as 'theorists' and as 'experimenters,' differences that every scientist is intimately familiarwith in his or her own area of work and that may well capture cognitive styles that vary within the scientific community. Any one interested in the cognitive science of science, and in how we discover new principles,formulate hypotheses, and evaluate evidence will benefit from reading this impressive book. -- Frank Keil, Department of Psychology, Yale University Klahr's new book details the evolution of an impressive research program on what it means to think scientifically. His analysis is at each stage thoughtful and meticulous, reflecting science at its best. -- Deanna Kuhn, Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

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David Klahr is Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. Herbert A. Simon (1916-2001) was an influential psychologist and political scientist, awarded the 1978 Nobel Prize in Economics and the 1975 Turing Award (with Allen Newell). His many published books include Models of Bounded Rationality and Models of My Life (both published by the MIT Press)..

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"David Klahr's fine book provides a clear and insightful account of how children and adults make discoveries. It is an excellent contribution to the psychology of science." Paul Thagard, Professor of Philosophy and Director, Cognitive Science Program, University of Waterloo

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