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Abduction, Reason and Science Processes of Discovery and Explanation

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ISBN-10: 0306465140

ISBN-13: 9780306465147

Edition: 2001

Authors: Lorenzo Magnani

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More than a hundred years ago, the great American philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce coined the term `abduction' to refer to inference that involves the generation and evaluation of explanatory hypotheses. The study of abductive inference was slow to develop, as logicians concentrated on deductive logic and on inductive logic based on formal calculi, such as probability theory. In recent decades, however, there has been renewed interest in abductive inference, from two primary sources. Philosophers of science have recognized the importance of abduction in the discovery and evaluation of scientific theories, and researchers in artificial intelligence have realized that abduction is a key…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 3/31/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 205
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Hypothesis Generation
Theoretical Abduction
Manipulative abduction
Diagnostic Reasoning
Visual, Temporal Abduction
Governing inconsistencies
Hypothesis Withdrawal in Science
Author Index
Subject Index