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author: Giampaolo Proni (Dipartimento di Scienze per la Qualità della Vita, Università di Bologna (IT))

Is There Abduction in Aristotle? Peirce, Eco, and Some Further Remarks

language: english

publication date: December 2016

abstract: In several places of the Collected Papers , Peirce states that Abduction, or adoption of a Hypothesis, the form of inference he has discovered and described, could be found in Aristotle, though not fully developed. Umberto Eco (1983), investigates, following Peirce, the presence of abductive elements in Aristotle, and extends Peirce’s scope, finding more traces of hypothetical logic. The purpose of this article is to extend and refine the inquiry, trying to answer the question “Did Aristotle know Abductive reasoning?”

keywords: abduction, aristotle, peirce, eco, inference

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citation information: Giampaolo Proni, Is There Abduction in Aristotle? Peirce, Eco, and Some Further Remarks, "Ocula", vol.17, December 2016.



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