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Modes of inference

If deduction is the process of proceeding from a set of rules to the implications of those rules, and if induction is the process of forming rules based on patterns across many examples, and abduction the process of forming hypotheses worthy of asking, FOA can also be viewed as an inference process: the process of forming questions that illicit desirable answers.


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