Friday, August 29, 2008

Peircing insights…

[Another bad philosophy pun, I know.]

"…the two distinct meanings of the intertwined concepts that Peirce variously called 'abduction' and 'retroduction.' One meaning refers to a distinct form of logical inference; the other, to the form of a deliberate and overarching logical method which incorporates abduction, deduction, and induction for its full performance."

-- "Abduction as an aspect of retroduction" by Phyllis Chiasson

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