“... and therefore in a Remote Sense Abduction Rests upon Diagrammatic Reasoning”

  title={“... and therefore in a Remote Sense Abduction Rests upon Diagrammatic Reasoning”},
  author={Michael H. G. Hoffmann},
  journal={EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education},
  • M. Hoffmann
  • Published 25 June 2018
  • Philosophy
  • EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
Peirce developed two different concepts—”abduction” and “diagrammatic reasoning”—that are interesting for theories of creativity in mathematics, the sciences, and in learning. He defined “abduction” as the “inference” from surprising, or unexplained, observations to an explanatory hypothesis. However, he does not provide much to explain how the process of creating new hypotheses might be possible. In this contribution, I start from a remark by Peirce claiming that diagrammatic reasoning might… 
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