Hegel and Peircean Abduction

@article{Redding2003HegelAP,
  title={Hegel and Peircean Abduction},
  author={P. Redding},
  journal={European Journal of Philosophy},
  year={2003},
  volume={11},
  pages={295-313}
}
  • P. Redding
  • Published 2003
  • Philosophy
  • European Journal of Philosophy
‘Abduction’ was the term Charles Sanders Peirce used in his later writings for a type of inference that he had earlier called ‘hypothesis’ and that is now commonly called ‘inference to the best explanation’. According to Peirce, abduction constituted, alongside induction, a distinct second form of nondemonstrative or probabilistic inference. Especially in his later work, Peirce conceived of abduction methodologically as a distinct step in scientific inquiry. By abduction the investigator… Expand
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