Monthly Archives: March 2016

Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 8

Re: Peter Woit • Beyond Experiment I have no horse in this race (cat in this box?) as far as multiverses and polycosmoi go.  I will limit myself to clearing up popular confusions about Peirce’s concept of abductive inference.  Analytic philosophy … Continue reading

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Abduction, Deduction, Induction, Analogy, Inquiry • 7

Re: Peter Woit • Beyond Experiment The phrase “inference to the best explanation” was coined by Gilbert Harman in his attempt to explain abductive inference but it conveys the wrong impression to anyone who takes it as a substitute for … Continue reading

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