Foundations of clinical praxiology part II: Categorical and conjectural diagnoses
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- Sadegh-Zadeh, K. Metamedicine (1982) 3: 101. doi:10.1007/BF00882718
The concepts of categorical diagnosis and conjectural diagnosis are introduced. It is argued that in diagnostic reasoning conjectural diagnosis plays a more important role than categorical diagnosis. Attention is called to the inevitable vagueness of clinical language and to the suitability of epistemic logic and fuzzy logic for diagnostic reasoning.