Structural Rules for Abduction

Ilka Niiniluoto

Abstract


Atocha Aliseda gives in Abductive Reasoning (2006) a structural characterization of the forward explanatory reasoning from a theory to observational data. This paper discusses the converse problem of giving structural rules for the backward abductive reasoning from observations to explanatory theories.

Keywords


abduction, deduction, explanation, induction, non-monotonic logic, structural rules

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1387/theoria.453