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Truth-seeking by abduction

Author: Ilkka Niiniluoto
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland Springer [2018]
Series: Synthese. Synthese library, studies in epistemology, logic, methodology, and philosophy of science ; 400.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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ISBN: 9783319991566 3319991566
OCLC Number: 1077625727
Description: 185 Seiten
Contents: PrefaceChapter 1. Peirce on Abduction1.1. Classification of Inferences1.2. Probabilistic Reasoning1.3. Abduction Reconsidered1.4. Interpretations of Abduction1.5. Some Debates about AbductionChapter 2. Analysis and Synthesis2.1. The Regressive Method2.2. Pappus on Geometrical Analysis2.3. Analysis and Abduction2.4. Poe's Stories of Ratiocination2.5. Poe's Philosophy of CompositionChapter 3. Abduction and Logic3.1. Abduction as a Rule of Inference3.2. Structural Rules for Abduction3.3. Abduction by Semantic Tableaux3.4. The GW Model of Abduction3.5. Hintikka's Interrogative Model of InquiryChapter 4. Inverse Problems4.1. On Retroduction4.2. Inverse Problems in Systems Theory4.3. Radon's Theorem and Computerized Tomography4.4. Abduction and Biological Evolution4.5. Evolutionism in the HumanitiesChapter 5. Abduction as Discovery and Pursuit5.1. Patterns of Heuristic Reasoning5.2. Abduction as Discovery5.3. Abduction as PursuitChapter 6. Abduction and Confirmation6.1. Inductive and Abductive Confirmation6.2. Bayesian Confirmation6.3. Explanatory Power and Confirmation6.4. The Virtues of UnificationChapter 7. Inference to the Best Explanation7.1. IBE as a Rule of Acceptance7.2. Replies to CriticismsChapter 8. Abduction and Truthlikeness8.1. Approximate Explanation8.2. Verisimilitude and Legisimilitude8.3. Abduction with Truthlikeness8.4. From Empirical Success to Truthlikeness8.5. Abductive Belief RevisionChapter 9. Abduction and Scientific Realism9.1. Debates on Scientific Realism9.2. The No-Miracle ArgumentBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Synthese. Synthese library, studies in epistemology, logic, methodology, and philosophy of science ; 400.
Responsibility: Ilkka Niiniluoto.

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