The themes introduced in this chapter illustrate some important aspects of hypothesis generation central to correctly posing the problem of abduction. In the history of philosophy there are at least three important ways for designing the role of hypothesis generation, always considered in the perspective of problem solving performances. All aim at demonstrating that the activity of generating hypotheses is paradoxical, either illusory or obscure, implicit, and not analyzable.
KeywordsTacit Knowledge Hypothesis Generation Geometrical Construction Abductive Reasoning Epistemological Argument
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