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Abduction of generalizations

Tjerk Gauderis UGent and Frederik Van De Putte UGent (2012) THEORIA-REVISTA DE TEORIA HISTORIA Y FUNDAMENTOS DE LA CIENCIA. 27(3). p.345-364
abstract
Abduction of generalizations is the process in which explanatory hypotheses are formed for generalizations such as "pineapples taste sweet" or "rainbows appear when the sun breaks through the rain". This phenomenon has received little attention in formal logic and philosophy of science. The current paper remedies this lacuna by first giving an overview of some general characteristics of this process, elaborating on its ubiquity in scientific and everyday reasoning Second, the adaptive logic LA v is presented to explicate this process formally.
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published
subject
keyword
abduction, hypothesis formation, patterns of abduction, adaptive logics
journal title
THEORIA-REVISTA DE TEORIA HISTORIA Y FUNDAMENTOS DE LA CIENCIA
volume
27
issue
3
pages
345 - 364
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000313760300005
ISSN
0495-4548
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
3099682
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-3099682
date created
2013-01-18 12:22:53
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2016-12-19 15:46:09
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  author       = {Gauderis, Tjerk and Van De Putte, Frederik},
  issn         = {0495-4548},
  journal      = {THEORIA-REVISTA DE TEORIA HISTORIA Y FUNDAMENTOS DE LA CIENCIA},
  keyword      = {abduction,hypothesis formation,patterns of abduction,adaptive logics},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {345--364},
  title        = {Abduction of generalizations},
  volume       = {27},
  year         = {2012},
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Chicago
Gauderis, Tjerk, and Frederik Van De Putte. 2012. “Abduction of Generalizations.” Theoria-revista De Teoria Historia Y Fundamentos De La Ciencia 27 (3): 345–364.
APA
Gauderis, T., & Van De Putte, F. (2012). Abduction of generalizations. THEORIA-REVISTA DE TEORIA HISTORIA Y FUNDAMENTOS DE LA CIENCIA, 27(3), 345–364.
Vancouver
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Gauderis T, Van De Putte F. Abduction of generalizations. THEORIA-REVISTA DE TEORIA HISTORIA Y FUNDAMENTOS DE LA CIENCIA. 2012;27(3):345–64.
MLA
Gauderis, Tjerk, and Frederik Van De Putte. “Abduction of Generalizations.” THEORIA-REVISTA DE TEORIA HISTORIA Y FUNDAMENTOS DE LA CIENCIA 27.3 (2012): 345–364. Print.