Icons, Interrogations, and Graphs: On Peirce's Integrated Notion of Abduction

Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 56 (1):43 (2020)
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The Syllabus for Certain Topics of Logic is a long treatise that Peirce wrote in October and November to complement the material of his 1903 Lowell Lectures. The last of the eight lectures was on abduction, first entitled “How to Theorize” and then “Abduction.” Of abduction, the Syllabus states that its “conclusion is drawn in the interrogative mood ”.1 This is not the first time that Peirce associates abduction to interrogations,2 but the statement is significant because it is the first time that the “interrogative mood” is ascribed to speculative grammar. At the same time, such...

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Francesco Bellucci
University of Bologna
Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen
Hong Kong Baptist University

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Peirce on the justification of abduction.Francesco Bellucci & Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen - 2020 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 84:12-19.

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