Lorenzo Magnani: Abductive Cognition: The Epistemological and Eco-Cognitive Dimensions of Hypothetical Reasoning
- Cameron Shelley
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The study of abduction has come a long way over the last few decades. A generation ago, the term abduction might evoke the following thoughts:
It is an argument in the form of the fallacy of affirming the consequent, and
It concerns the logic, if any, of hypothesis generation in science.
My aim is to combine philosophical, logical, cognitive, eco-cognitive, neurological, and computational issues, while also discussing some cases of reasoning in everyday settings, in expert inferences, and in science. The main thesis is that abduction is a basic kind of human cognition, not only helpful in delineating the first principles of a new theory of science, but also ex ...
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- Lorenzo Magnani: Abductive Cognition: The Epistemological and Eco-Cognitive Dimensions of Hypothetical Reasoning
Minds and Machines
Volume 22, Issue 3 , pp 263-269
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- 1. Centre for Society, Technology, and Values, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada