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abductive reasoning

abductive reasoning   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Semiotics

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
1,246 words

is the process of adopting an explanatory hypothesis, which according to Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914) is the first ...

abduction

abduction   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
154 words

Abductive reasoning accepts a conclusion on the grounds that it explains the available evidence. The term was introduced by Charles ...

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