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Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics

Abduction in Context

The Conjectural Dynamics of Scientific Reasoning

Authors: Park, Woosuk

  • Discusses a hybrid concept of abduction as both inference and intuition
  • Offers a historical overview of the most important works on abduction
  • Presents the author's view on current problems in abductive cognition
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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.

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eBook £52.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Abduction in Context
Book Subtitle
The Conjectural Dynamics of Scientific Reasoning
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
Series Volume
32
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48956-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48956-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-48955-1
Series ISSN
2192-6255
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 263
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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