PhilSci Archive

An argumentative approach on abduction and on the weighing of explanatory hypotheses

Olmos, Paula (2019) An argumentative approach on abduction and on the weighing of explanatory hypotheses. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 34 (1). pp. 5-30. ISSN 2171-679X

[img]
Preview
Text
def_18292_Olmos_Theoria34-1.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (273kB) | Preview

Abstract

This paper makes use of the concepts and theoretical framework developed within the field of Argumentation Theory to account for the structure and characteristics of abduction and of the comparative processes of weighing explanatory hypothesis. It elaborates an analysis of abduction based on its consideration as a meta-explanatory argumentation scheme while elucidating its relations with abductive reasoning and inference. The conceptualization of comparative processes of weighing explanatory hypothesis as complex and varied argumentative structures is presented as an alternative to the idea of «inference to the best explanation».


Export/Citation: EndNote | BibTeX | Dublin Core | ASCII/Text Citation (Chicago) | HTML Citation | OpenURL
Social Networking:
Share |

Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Olmos, Paulapaula.olmos@uam.es
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: Abduction, argumentation, argumentation scheme, inference, inference to the best explanation, reasoning.
Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > Rhetoric of Science
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email theoria@ehu.es
Date Deposited: 01 May 2019 13:05
Last Modified: 01 May 2019 13:05
Item ID: 15949
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Official URL: http://www.ehu.eus/ojs/index.php/THEORIA/article/v...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.18292
Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > Rhetoric of Science
Date: January 2019
Page Range: pp. 5-30
Volume: 34
Number: 1
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15949

Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Monthly Downloads for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Altmetric.com

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item