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Abduction in Context

Abduction in Context

The Conjectural Dynamics of Scientific Reasoning

by Woosuk Park
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Publication Date: 05/03/2017
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This book offers a novel perspective on abduction. It starts by discussing the major theories of abduction, focusing on the hybrid nature of abduction as both inference and intuition. It reports on the Peircean theory of abduction and discusses the more recent Magnani concept of animal abduction, connecting them to the work of medieval philosophers. Building on Magnani's manipulative abduction, the accompanying classification of abduction, and the hybrid concept of abduction as both inference and intuition, the book examines the problem of visual perception together with the related concepts of misrepresentation and semantic information. It presents the author's views on caricature and the caricature model of science, and then extends the scope of discussion by introducing some standard issues in the philosophy of science. By discussing the concept of ad hoc hypothesis generation as enthymeme resolution, it demonstrates how ubiquitous the problem of abduction is in all the different individual scientific disciplines. This comprehensive text provides philosophers, logicians and cognitive scientists with a historical, unified and authoritative perspective on abduction.
ISBN:
9783319489551
9783319489551
Category:
Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
05-03-2017
Publisher:
Springer International Publishing AG
Country of origin:
Switzerland
Pages:
263
Dimensions (mm):
235x155x18mm
Weight:
5.44kg

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