Detectives and Abductive Reasoning

Sherlock Holmes is often thought to engage in deductive reasoning. He even says so himself. However, Ivar Fahsing points out in an article on how to think like a detective that what Sherlock did was actually abductive reasoning (in contrast to deductive or inductive reasoning). This surprised me since, even though I am somewhat versedContinue reading “Detectives and Abductive Reasoning”

Am I a figment of your imagination?

Keywords: reality, solipsism, modelism, arrogance, rudeness, philosophical foundations I have been somewhat distressed by how many people I’ve talked to that claim, “We create reality.” This is a very dangerous idea as well as being, quite frankly, rude. I wish I could recall what science fiction story I read (so that I could give credit)Continue reading “Am I a figment of your imagination?”