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Metamodeling abduction

Nepomuceno-Fernández, Ángel and Soler-Toscano, Fernando (2007) Metamodeling abduction. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 22 (3). pp. 285-293. ISSN 2171-679X

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Abduction can be intended as a special kind of deductive consequence. In fact a general trend is to consider it as a backward deduction with some additional conditions. However, there can be more than one kind of deduction, so that any definition of abduction must take that into account. From a logical perspec-tive the problem is precisely the formalization of conditions when the deductive consequence is fixed. In this paper, we adopt Makinson’s method to define new consequence relations, hence abduction is defined as a reverse relation corresponding to each one of such relations.

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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Nepomuceno-Fernández, Á
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: abduction, explicative relations, pivotal consequences, structural rules
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Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2014 00:38
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2014 21:42
Item ID: 10415
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
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DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1387/theoria.449
Date: 2007
Page Range: pp. 285-293
Volume: 22
Number: 3
ISSN: 2171-679X

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