abduction

28 Nov 2022 12:49 - 09 Dec 2022 09:53
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    • Realized I don't even know what this means, how is it different from induction?
    • “[a]bduction is the process of forming explanatory hypotheses. It is the only logical operation which introduces any new idea”
    • "abduction" has resonances with emergence – both words that point to something but can't be precisely defined; both suggest systems that exceed their limits, that grow new things, that level up somehow. They both have elements of the creative, and so have an aura of divine mystery to them.