Spreading the Word: Deduction, Induction, Abduction?

When we reason, we use inferences. In philosophy, where people like to order and categorize things, there are three types of inferences: deduction, induction, abduction. We all use them daily (especially the last two), but we do not always realize what they are, how they work, and what are their strengths and weaknesses. Recently, I was trying to understand the difference between induction and abduction (this unfortunate choice of name for a concept has nothing to do with kidnapping people). The best explanation I managed to find is given in this short and fun video. Enjoy!

Keeping up the “Spreading the Word” tradition, every weekend, I hope to share with you an article I’ve read or a video I’ve seen and considered to be inspiring and insightful. I feel it is important to take good care both of our physical and mental well-being. Humans have always turned and returned to storytelling to find meaning. My weekends’ “Spreading the Word” posts are an online version of sharing meaningful stories.   

keep exploring and storytelling!

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