Ignorance and Semantic Tableaux: Aliseda on Abduction

John Woods


This is an examination of similarities and differences between Atocha Aliseda's semantic tableaux analysis of abduction and Dov Gabbay's and the present author's ignorance-preservation model of it. Also discussed is the suitability of these models for the analysis of the logical structure of legal reasoning.


abduction, explanation, ignorance-problem, ignorance-preservation, legal reasoning, semantic tableaux

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.451