Peirce's late theory of abduction: A comprehensive account

Geert-Jan Kruijff

In: SEMIOTICA SEMIOTICA, volume 153 (1/4): pages 431-454. 2005.. 153 1/4 Seiten 431-454 Mouton/De Gruyter 2005.


The article presents a comprehensive overview of Peirce's post-1900 theory of abduction. The acount aims at bringing together various strands of discussion in Peirce's work, showing how their interaction creates a more coherent picture of his thoughts on abductive reasoning as manifest after the turn of the century. The discussion is of a historical nature, rather than a critical assessment.

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