On the distinction between Peirce’s abduction and Lipton’s Inference to the best explanation

@article{Campos2009OnTD,
  title={On the distinction between Peirce’s abduction and Lipton’s Inference to the best explanation},
  author={Daniel G. Campos},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2009},
  volume={180},
  pages={419-442}
}
  • Daniel G. Campos
  • Published 2009
  • Philosophy, Computer Science
  • Synthese
  • I argue against the tendency in the philosophy of science literature to link abduction to the inference to the best explanation (IBE), and in particular, to claim that Peircean abduction is a conceptual predecessor to IBE. This is not to discount either abduction or IBE. Rather the purpose of this paper is to clarify the relation between Peircean abduction and IBE in accounting for ampliative inference in science. This paper aims at a proper classification—not justification—of types of… CONTINUE READING
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