What is abductive inference?

  • Abductive reasoning: constitutes according to Peirce the "first stage" of scientific inquiries (CP 6.469) and of any interpretive processes. "Abduction" is the process of adopting an explanatory hypothesis (CP 5.145) and covers two operations: the selection and the formation of plausible hypotheses. As process of finding premisses, it is the basis of interpretive reconstruction of causes and intentions, as well as of inventive construction of theories.

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Author:Uwe Wirth
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2009/11/16
Year of first Publication:2002
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2009/11/16
GND Keyword:Semiotik; Abduktion <Logik>
Postprint, zuerst in:  Paul Bouissac: Encyclopedia of Semiotics, Oxford University Press, 1998. Lemma "abductive inference".
Source:http://user.uni-frankfurt.de/%7Ewirth/inferenc.htm (2002); (in:) Paul Bouissac: Encyclopedia of Semiotics, Oxford University Press, 1998
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
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BDSL-Klassifikation:02.00.00 Deutsche Sprachwissenschaft (in Auswahl) / BDSL-Klassifikation: 02.00.00 Deutsche Sprachwissenschaft > 02.02.00 Studien
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