Pragmatic Apparatus – Neglected Pragmatism: Discussing Abduction to Dissolute Classical Dichotomies

Cited by Lee Sonogan

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Abstract by Alger Sans Pinillos 

Many parts of the contemporary philosophical debate have been built on the radicalization of conclusions derived from the acceptance of a certain set of classical dichotomies. It also discusses how pragmatism and abduction are currently presented to solve the problems arising from these dichotomies. For this reason, the efforts of this article have been directed to analyze the impact of this fact on the philosophy of science and logic. The starting point is that accepting abduction implies, in many ways, accepting the foundations of pragmatism. Also, that the analysis of such problems from pragmatism and the particular use of abduction dissolve the dichotomies and, with it, also modify the philosophical problems related to them. Therefore, I propose to understand abduction as the right conceptual device to review the problems and debates of the twentieth century’s epistemology from a pragmatic perspective. In doing so, the aim is to propose that the current use of abduction in contemporary debates may imply a change of the philosophical perspective.

Publication: Foundations of Science

Pub Date: 2021 Doi:

Keywords: Abduction Dichotomy Pragmatism Philosophy of science (Plenty more sections and references in this research article)

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