Keyword: Abduction

News | Posted 01/12/2014
CFP: IfCoLog Special Issue on 'Frontiers of Abduction'

IfCoLog Journal of Logics and their Applications
guest editor Lorenzo Magnani

Length: about 15-25 pages

Article in Journal | Posted 29/11/2014
Niiniluoto, Ilkka (2011). Abduction, tomography, and other inverse problems
Charles S. Peirce introduced in the late 19th century the notion of abduction as inference from effects to causes, or from observational data to explanatory theories. Abductive reasoning has become a...
Article in Journal | Posted 25/11/2014
Conway, Charles G. (2008). The Normative Sciences at Work and Play
The article focuses on Charles Sanders Peirce's use of Normative Science into three junctures associated with his Neglected Argument for the Reality of God (NARG). It includes the...
Article in Journal | Posted 25/11/2014
McKaughan, Daniel J. (2008). From Ugly Duckling to Swan: C. S. Peirce, Abduction, and the Pursuit of Scientific Theories
The article focuses on the notion of abduction of American philosopher Charles S. Peirce which is inferred to be the fundamental problem of modern epistemology. It discusses the traditional...
Article in Journal | Posted 25/11/2014
Ventimiglia, Michael (2008). Reclaiming the Peircean Cosmology: Existential Abduction and the Growth of the Self
The article presents an analysis regarding Charles Peirce's cosmology about the growing self. It attempts to apply Peirce's thoughts about abduction and the growth of cosmic ideas to the...
Article in Journal | Posted 22/11/2014
Mackonis, Adolfas (2013). Inference to the Best Explanation, Coherence and Other Explanatory Virtues
Article in Journal | Posted 22/11/2014
Tohmé, Fernando (2014). Abduction in Economics: a Conceptual Framework and its Model
We discuss in this paper the scope of abduction in Economics. The literature on this type of inference shows that it can be interpreted in different ways, according to the role and nature of its...
Article in Journal | Posted 22/11/2014
Beirlaen, Mathieu, Aliseda, Atocha (2014). A Conditional Logic for Abduction
We propose a logic of abduction that (i) provides an appropriate formalization of the explanatory conditional, and that (ii) captures the defeasible nature of abductive inference. For (i), we argue...
Article in Journal | Posted 03/11/2014
Jantzen, Benjamin C. (2009). Peirce on the Method of Balancing 'Likelihoods'
The article presents an examination of philosopher Charles S. Peirce's approach to historical inference called the Method of Balancing Likelihoods (MBL), which is the subsequent probability that...
Article in Journal | Posted 03/11/2014
Råholm, Maj-Britt (2010). Abductive reasoning and the formation of scientific knowledge within nursing research
Peirce's notion of abductive reasoning and the way this reasoning can enhance forming of scientific knowledge within nursing research is of great importance. Abduction is the first stage of...
Article in Journal | Posted 03/11/2014
Kaag, John (2013). Fallibility and Insight in Moral Judgment
This article investigates the relationship between moral judgments, fallibility, and imaginative insight. It will draw heavily from the canon of classical American philosophy, the members of which (...
Article in Journal | Posted 03/11/2014
Park, Woosuk (2012). Abduction and Estimation in Animals
One of the most pressing issues in understanding abduction is whether it is an instinct or an inference. For many commentators find it paradoxical that new ideas are products of an instinct and...
Article in Journal | Posted 30/10/2014
Paavola, Sami (2011). Abductive Cognition. The Epistemological and Eco-Cognitive Dimensions of Hypothetical Reasoning By Lorenzo Magnani
A review of the book "Abductive Cognition: The Epistemological & Eco-Cognitive Dimensions of Hypothetical Reasoning," by Lorenzo Magnani is presented.
Article in Journal | Posted 29/10/2014
Tschaepe, Mark (2014). Abduction and Guessing
Despite the great importance placed upon the operation of abduction as an inferential process, few studies have been devoted specifically to the process of guessing as a piece of the abduction puzzle...
Article in Journal | Posted 29/10/2014
Flórez, Jorge A. (2014). Peirce's Theory of the Origin of Abduction in Aristotle
This paper aims to show, first, that Peirce's theory of the origin of abduction in Aristotle's Prior Analytics 11.25 is mistaken, for Peirce forced the dialectical syllogisms of that...
Article in Journal | Posted 28/10/2014
El Khachab, Chihab (2013). The Logical Goodness of Abduction in C. S. Peirce’s Thought
The term “abduction” has been used with different meanings since its introduction in C. S. Peirce’s writings. It has been used to refer to inference to the best explanation, hypothetical inference,...
Monograph | Posted 28/10/2014
Aliseda, Atocha (2006). Abductive Reasoning: Logical Investigations into Discovery and Explanation

Abductive Reasoning: Logical Investigations into Discovery and Explanation is a much awaited original contribution to the study of abductive reasoning, providing logical foundations and a rich...

News | Posted 20/10/2014
The Actuality of Peirce’s Thought

The 2014 Lisbon Centennial Peirce (1839-1914) Workshop


10th of November

  • 14h00‐17h00 Frederik Stjernfelt University of...
Manuscript | Posted 23/09/2014
Peirce, Charles S. (1903). Lecture I [R]. MS [R] 452

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., notebook, n.p., 1903, pp. 1-14.
The purpose of logic; the division of logic into speculative grammar, critic, and methodeutic. Why “methodeutic” as a...

Working Paper | Posted 28/08/2014
Paavola, Sami (2014). From Steps and Phases to Dynamically Evolving Abduction

A paper presented at the Charles S. Peirce International Centennial Congress 2014. Invigorating Philosophy for the 21st Century. Lowell, USA, 16-19 July.

In this paper interplay between...