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FB-12852-76

Lance R. Factor
Knox College (Galesburg, IL 61401-4999)

Abductive Inference in Logical Theory and Scientific Practice

To examine critically Peirce's remarks on abduction and the logic of hypothesis formation; the development of some definitions of "strong" and "weak" hypothetic inference by using the Stalnaker and Lewis semantics for counterfactuals, and; the role of hypothesis formation in scientific practice with special emphasis on the problem of describing rules for weighing competing hypotheses.

Project fields:
Logic

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$8,960 (approved)
$8,960 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1976 – 6/30/1977