A formal explication of the search for explanations: the adaptive logics approach to abductive reasoning

@article{Lycke2012AFE,
  title={A formal explication of the search for explanations: the adaptive logics approach to abductive reasoning},
  author={Hans Lycke},
  journal={Logic Journal of the IGPL},
  year={2012},
  volume={20},
  pages={497-516}
}
Most logic–based approaches characterize abduction as a kind of backwards deduction plus additional conditions, which means that a number of conditions is specified that enable one to decide whether or not a particular abductive inference is sound (one of those conditions may for example be that abductive consequences have to be compatible with the background theory). Despite the fact that these approaches succeed in specifying which formulas count as valid consequences of abductive inference… CONTINUE READING

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