Keyword: Abduction

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...
Monograph | Posted 19/01/2016
Ojala, Juha (2009). Space in Musical Semiosis: An Abductive Theory of the Musical Composition Process
Article in Journal | Posted 22/12/2015
Mcauliffe, William H. (2015). How did Abduction Get Confused with Inference to the Best Explanation?
One of C. S. Peirce's most misunderstood ideas is his notion of abduction, the process of generating and selecting hypotheses to test. Contemporary philosophers of science have falsely cited...
Article in Journal | Posted 21/12/2015
Brogaard, Berit (1999). A Peircean Theory of Decision
Article in Journal | Posted 21/12/2015
Bonfantini, Massimo A. (1988). Abduction and History: A (Neo)Peircean Synthesis
Article in Journal | Posted 21/12/2015
Bjelland, Andrew G. (1998). Surprising Facts and Learning by Experience
Article in Edited Collection | Posted 18/12/2015
Lanigan, Richard L. (1995). From Enthymeme to Abduction: The Classical Law of Logic and the Postmodern Rule of Rhetoric. In: Recovering Pragmatism's Voice: The Classical Tradition, Rorty, and the Philosophy of Communication
Manuscript | Posted 22/08/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (1893). How to Reason: A Critick of Arguments. Advertisement [R]. MS [R] 398

A. MS., G-1893-5, pp. 1-11.
Only the last 4 paragraphs (pp. 10-11) published: Collected Papers, Vol. 8, pp. 278-279. Unpublished: a summary of CSP’s work in philosophy and logic which is...

Manuscript | Posted 18/07/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (1903). C. S. Peirce's Lowell Lectures of 1903. Eighth Lecture, Abduction. Vol. 2. Pythagoras. MS [R] 476

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., notebook, G-1903-2a, pp. 94-168.
Only p. 95 published: 7.182n7. Unpublished are several examples of abduction. Life of Pythagoras as affording the prime...

Encyclopedia Article | Posted 25/05/2015
West, Donna: "Recommendations as Imperative Propositions in the Operation of Abductive Reasoning: Peirce and Beyond"

Peirce’s explicit directive that abductions must “recommend a course of action” (1909: MS 637: 12) is in line with his increasing pragmatic emphasis. This recommendation is not generated...

News | Posted 22/02/2015
Explanation and Abduction: Logico-Philosophical Perspectives

Workshop in the “Logic, Reasoning, and Rationality” series

Article in Journal | Posted 21/01/2015
Estrada-González, Luis (2013). Remarks on Some General Features of Abduction
Overemphasizing the features of abduction as it occurs in scientific practices and daily life scenarios has led to overlook some features that abduction in those circumstances shares with other...
Monograph | Posted 23/12/2014
Reilly, Francis E. (1970). Charles Peirce's Theory of Scientific Method