Logic and Abduction: Cognitive Externalizations in Demonstrative Environments

Lorenzo Magnani
2009 THEORIA : an International Journal for Theory, History and Fundations of Science  
In her book Abductive Reasoning Atocha Aliseda (2006) stresses the attention to the logical models of abduction, centering on the semantic tableaux as a method for extending and improving both the whole cognitive/philosophical view on it and on other more restricted logical approaches. I will describe the importance of increasing logical knowledge on abduction also taking advantage of some ideas coming from the so-called distributed cognition where logical models are seen as forms of cognitive
more » ... xternalizations of preexistent in-formal human reasoning performances
doi:10.1387/theoria.448 doaj:4c24d1e7f4b040b4b3c5e5df9bdaaee5 fatcat:krd6jpbj6faircz6p5fzpglhru