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    August 15, 2008

  • Alternative term for the probabilistic form of reasoning called abductive: from the observation that Superman can fly it is reasonable (though uncertain) to infer that Superman is a bird or a plane, since that's the most likely explanation.

    Term coined by C.S. Peirce, who thought it was close to if not exactly what Aristotle had in mind by apagoge.

    August 15, 2008