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Abductive Reasoning

Logical Investigations into Discovery and Explanation

Authors: Aliseda, Atocha

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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

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"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)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • LOGICS OF GENERATION AND EVALUATION

    Pages 3-25

    ALISEDA, ATOCHA

  • WHAT IS ABDUCTION? OVERVIEW AND PROPOSAL FOR INVESTIGATION

    Pages 27-50

    ALISEDA, ATOCHA

  • ABDUCTION AS LOGICAL INFERENCE

    Pages 53-94

    ALISEDA, ATOCHA

  • ABDUCTION AS COMPUTATION

    Pages 95-132

    ALISEDA, ATOCHA

  • SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION

    Pages 135-151

    ALISEDA, ATOCHA

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Abductive Reasoning
Book Subtitle
Logical Investigations into Discovery and Explanation
Authors
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
330
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3907-2
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3907-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3906-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6993-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 239
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