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Abductive reasoning

Author: Douglas N Walton
Publisher: Tuscaloosa, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, 2004.
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"This book examines three areas in which abductive reasoning is especially important: medicine, science, and law. Douglas Walton introduces the foundations of abduction and shows how it has evolved historically into the framework of conventional wisdom in logic." "Discussions draw upon recent techniques used in artificial intelligence, particularly in the areas of multi-agent systems and plan recognition, to develop  Read more...
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Walton, Douglas N.
Abductive reasoning.
Tuscaloosa, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607500412
Online version:
Walton, Douglas N.
Abductive reasoning.
Tuscaloosa, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607716722
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas N Walton
ISBN: 0817314415 9780817314415
OCLC Number: 55044871
Description: ix, 303 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Abductive, presumptive, and plausible arguments --
A dialogue model of explanation --
A procedural model of rationality --
Defeasible modus ponens arguments --
Abductive causal reasoning --
Query-driven abductive reasoning --
Unsolved problems of abduction.
Responsibility: Douglas Walton.
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This book examines three areas in which abductive reasoning is especially important: medicine, science, and law. The reader is introduced to abduction and shown how it has evolved historically into  Read more...

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"Walton's book is a good account of abductive reasoning, especially in the field of witness testimony, or argument from expert opinion." --"Artificial Intelligence and Law"

 
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