oa Alternation - Homo Hermeneuticus: Historical Narrative in the Semiosphere

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



Since ancient times, humanity has relied on induction, deduction or abduction, i.e. ratiocination or conjecture to read signs. Whereas the inductive method of reasoning infers a general principle or rule (not necessarily true) from observed particulars and deductive thought, arguments of which both premises and conclusion must be true, abduction concerns the creative networking of premises and conclusion to arrive at a particular case which may explain both premises and conclusion. Generally speaking, the latter is the method of hermeneutics.

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