Location

University of Windsor

Document Type

Paper

Keywords

abductive reasoning, applied argumentation, argumentation tools, cognitive bias, disciplines, inference to the best explanation, inquiry, integration, interdisciplinarity, philosophy of science

Start Date

18-5-2016 9:00 AM

End Date

21-5-2016 5:00 PM

Abstract

Interdisciplinary inquiry hinges upon abductive arguments that integrate various kinds of information to identify explanations worthy of future study or use. Integrative abduction poses unique challenges, including different kinds of data, too many patterns, too many explanations, mistaken meanings across disciplinary lines, and cognitive, pragmatic, and social biases. Argumentation tools can help explicate and negotiate bias as interdisciplinary investigators sift and winnow candidate patterns and processes in search of the best explanation.

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Explicating and Negotiating Bias in Interdisciplinary Argumentation Using Abductive Tools: PAPER

University of Windsor

Interdisciplinary inquiry hinges upon abductive arguments that integrate various kinds of information to identify explanations worthy of future study or use. Integrative abduction poses unique challenges, including different kinds of data, too many patterns, too many explanations, mistaken meanings across disciplinary lines, and cognitive, pragmatic, and social biases. Argumentation tools can help explicate and negotiate bias as interdisciplinary investigators sift and winnow candidate patterns and processes in search of the best explanation.