Keyword: Abduction

Working Paper | Posted 06/02/2018
Potschka, Martin (2018). Peirce’s Concept of Abduction (Hypothesis Formation) across His Later Stages of Scholarly Life

The subject of this communication is Peirce’s ideas about abduction which is just one step in his larger scheme of evidence- based hypothetico-deductive epistemology. Since Peirce repeatedly...

Article in Journal | Posted 02/02/2018
Staat, Wim (1993). On Abduction, Deduction, Induction and the Categories
Takes a look at the interconnectedness of the abduction theory of Charles Peirce with deduction and induction. Proposed categorical sequence; Consideration of the theory of inquiry as the proper...
Article in Journal | Posted 02/02/2018
Antomarini, Brunella (2017). Peirce and Cybernetics: Retroduction, Error and Auto-poiesis in Future Thinking
The aim of this paper is to connect Peirce’s logic of abduction to the cybernetics of living systems. Living beings cannot be understood through a causalistic epistemology, as they behave according...
Article in Edited Collection | Posted 11/01/2018
Viola, Tullio (2016). Peirce on Abduction and Embodiment. In: Pragmatism and Embodied Cognitive Science -- From Bodily Intersubjectivity to Symbolic Articulation
Article in Journal | Posted 05/01/2018
Vitti-Rodrigues, Mariana, Emmeche, Claus (2017). Abduction: Can Non-human Animals Make Discoveries?
The aim of this paper is to investigate the relationship between information and abductive reasoning in the context of problem-solving, focusing on non-human animals. Two questions guide our...
Article in Journal | Posted 08/10/2017
Hull, Kathleen (1994). Why Hanker After Logic? Mathematical Imagination, Creativity and Perception in Peirce's Systematic Philosophy
Focuses on the 'logic of creativity' in Charles Sanders Peirce's philosophy through the wide-angle lens of his emerging architectonic. Peirce's distinction between mathematics and...
Monograph | Posted 24/09/2017
Rohr, Susanne (1993). Über die Schönheit des Findens. Die Binnenstruktur menschlichen Verstehens nach Charles S. Peirce: Abduktionslogik und Kreativität
Article in Journal | Posted 14/09/2017
Hintikka, Jaakko (1998). What: is Abduction? The Fundamental Problem of Contemporary Epistemology
Manuscript | Posted 24/08/2017
Peirce, Charles S. (1906 [c.]). On the System of Existential Graphs Considered as an Instrument for the Investigation of Logic. MS [R] 499(s)
Article in Journal | Posted 13/03/2017
Wirth, Uwe (1999). Abductive Reasoning in Peirce's and Davidson's Account of Interpretation
Focuses on the role of the interpreter's abductive competence in the process of communication. Information on Donald Davidson's account of interpretation; Discussion on interpretation as...
Article in Journal | Posted 13/03/2017
Brogaard, Berit O. (1999). Peirce on Abduction and Rational Control
Highlights Charles Peirce's abduction theory as a form of reasoning distinct from deduction and induction. Importance of abduction in Peirce's logical system; Source of his account of...
Article in Journal | Posted 13/03/2017
Pape, Helmut (1999). Abduction and the Topology of Human Cognition
Examines the concept of philosopher Charles Peirce on abduction and human cognition. Details of the logic of abduction; Problems regarding Peirce's conception of abduction; Information on Peirce...
Article in Journal | Posted 13/03/2017
De Regt, Herman C. (1999). Peirce's Pragmatism, Scientific Realism, and the Problem of Underdetermination
Discusses the views of philosopher Charles Peirce on pragmatism, scientific realism and the problem of underdetermination. Details on Peirce's notion of abduction and its relation to scientific...
Article in Journal | Posted 13/03/2017
Burton, Robert G. (2000). The Problems of Control in Abduction
Discusses the problem of control in abduction. Information on Charles Peirce's accounts of abduction; Disciplines included in the cognitive sciences and artificial intelligence; Information on...
Article in Journal | Posted 13/03/2017
Nesher, Dan (2001). Peircean Epistmology of Learning and the Function of Abduction as the Logic of Discovery
Discusses philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce's epistemology of learning and the functin of abduction as the logic of discovery. Cognitive process of learning and discovery; Way to study the...
News | Posted 12/03/2017
Workshop: Ampliative Reasoning in the Sciences

Charles Peirce introduced the term “ampliative” for reasoning in which the conclusion of an argument goes beyond that what is already contained in its premises (Collected Papers 2.623). This is...

News | Posted 30/01/2017
New Book: 'Abduction in Context: The Conjectural Dynamics of Scientific Reasoning' by Woosuk Park

Published by Springer, 2017

Publisher's description: This book offers a novel perspective on abduction. It starts by discussing the major theories of abduction, focusing on the hybrid...

Article in Journal | Posted 20/12/2016
Gaultier, Benoit (2016). On Peirce's Claim that Belief Should Be Banished from Science
In this article I examine the ground and validity of Peirce's claim that 'belief has no place in science'. Contrary to the general view, such a claim should not be understood as merely...
Article in Journal | Posted 03/08/2016
Stanley, Donald E., Campos, Daniel G. (2016). Selecting clinical diagnoses: logical strategies informed by experience
This article describes reasoning strategies used by clinicians in different diagnostic circumstances and how these modes of inquiry may allow further insight into the evaluation and treatment of...
Article in Journal | Posted 16/05/2016
Shogimen, Takashi (2016). On the Elusiveness of Context
How can we decide the pertinent context in which a given object of historical study should be examined? This question has long puzzled historians. In the field of intellectual history, the Cambridge...