Theme One • A Program Of Inquiry 19

Re: Richard J. LiptonKnowledge Is Good

It’s the usual thing to say scientific inquiry involves a combination of deductive and inductive reasoning.  A slightly different, 3-phase model, going back to Aristotle and revived by Charles S. Peirce, analyzes the process producing knowledge into abductive, deductive, and inductive stages.  Abductive inference is used to generate a hypothesis, deduction is used to derive its logical consequences, and inductive reasoning is how we test the hypothesis against experimental observations.

Here’s a few thoughts toward the design of software platforms for integrating these three components of inquiry.  (Also research and teaching.)


cc: CyberneticsOntolog Forum • Peirce (1) (2)Structural ModelingSystems Science

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