ABDUCTIVE REASONING

LOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS INTO DISCOVERY AND EXPLANATION

  • ATOCHA¬†ALISEDA

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 330)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK

  3. LOGICAL ROUNDATIONS

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      Pages 53-94
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      Pages 95-132
  4. APLICATIONS

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      Pages 135-151
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      Pages 153-166
    3. ATOCHA ALISEDA
      Pages 167-177
    4. ATOCHA ALISEDA
      Pages 179-201
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 203-240

About this book

Introduction

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 sample of pertinent applications. Divided into three parts on the conceptual framework, the logical foundations, and the applications, this monograph takes the reader for a comprehensive and erudite tour through the taxonomy of abductive reasoning, via the logical workings of abductive inference ending with applications pertinent to scientific explanation, empirical progress, pragmatism and belief revision.

"The book is an excellent contribution to the study of abductive reasoning. It applies logical techniques to important problems in the philosophy of science. The new results are also interesting for artificial intelligence." Prof. Ilkka Niiniluoto, University of Helsinki, Finland

Keywords

Karl R. Popper Philosophy of Science abductive reasoning artificial intelligence epistemology heuristics intelligence logic reason

Authors and affiliations

  • ATOCHA¬†ALISEDA
    • 1
  1. 1.National Autonomous University of MexicoMexico

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