Keyword: Inference

Dictionary Entry | Posted 03/02/2013
Quote from "Short Logic"

Reasoning is the process by which we attain a belief which we regard as the result of previous knowledge. [—]

Again, a given belief may be regarded as the effect of another given...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 03/02/2013
Quote from "Hume's Argument against Miracles, and the Idea of Natural Law (Hume)"

Inference is any act of deliberate assent, in any degree, however slight, which a man accords to a proposition because he thinks that assent warranted by his...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 02/02/2013
Quote from "Lowell Lectures on The Logic of Science; or Induction and Hypothesis: Lecture VI. Practical Maxims of Logic"

The inductive or hypothetic conclusion, therefore, stands to one of its premisses in the relation of a deductive or syllogistic premiss to its conclusion, the second premiss of the induction or...

Manuscript | Posted 27/01/2013
Peirce, Charles S. (1895). Short Logic: Chapter I. Of Reasoning in General. MS [R] 595

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., G-c.1893-3, pp. 1-32, 33-38; plus 14 pp. of variants.
Selections published as follows: 2.286-291 (pp. 6-13); 2.295-296 (pp. 14-16); 2.435-443 (pp. 23-29...

Edited Collection | Posted 21/12/2012
Farias, Priscilla, Queiroz, Joao (2006). Advanced Issues on Cognitive Science and Semiotics
Article in Journal | Posted 19/12/2012
Paavola, Sami (2005). Peircean Abduction: Instinct or Inference?
Encyclopedia Article | Posted 19/12/2012
Kapitan, Tomis: "Abduction as Practical Inference"

According to C. S. Peirce, abduction is a rational attempt to locate an explanation for a puzzling phenomenon, where this is a process that includes both generating explanatory hypotheses and...