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University of Windsor

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Paper

Keywords

Growth, illation, logic, semiosis, semiological, Peirce, abduction, deduction, induction, inference, evolve

Start Date

18-5-2011 9:00 AM

End Date

21-5-2011 5:00 PM

Abstract

For Peirce, logic is essentially illative, a relation of inferential growth. It follows that inference and argumentation are essentially ecstatic, an asymmetrical, ampliative movement from antecedent to consequent. It also follows that logic is inherently inductive. While deduction remains an essential and irreplaceable aspect of logic, it should be seen as a more abstract expression of the illative, semiological essence of inference as such.

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Inference as growth: Peirce’s ecstatic logic of illation

University of Windsor

For Peirce, logic is essentially illative, a relation of inferential growth. It follows that inference and argumentation are essentially ecstatic, an asymmetrical, ampliative movement from antecedent to consequent. It also follows that logic is inherently inductive. While deduction remains an essential and irreplaceable aspect of logic, it should be seen as a more abstract expression of the illative, semiological essence of inference as such.