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Introduction Every national history has a famous case of abduction ending in marriage. For Russia, it is the marriage of Grand Prince Vladimir (c.958–1015) and Rogneda, a neighbouring prince’s daughter, whom Vladimir abducted in 978. Vladimir conquered her father’s land and raped Rogneda in

In: Russian History
Authors: XU Cihua and LI Hengwei

Abduction and metaphor are two significant concepts in cognitive science. It is found that the both mental processes are on the basis of certain similarity. The similarity inspires us to seek the answers to the following two questions: (1) Whether there is a common cognitive mechanism behind abduction and metaphor? And (2) if there is, whether this common mechanism could be interpreted within the unified frame of modern intelligence theory? Centering on these two issues, the paper attempts to characterize and interpret the generation and evolution of scientific metaphors from the perspective of the cognitive mechanism of abductive inference. Then it interprets the common cognitive mechanism behind abduction and metaphor within Hawkins’ frame of intelligence theory. The commonality between abduction and metaphor indicates the potential to further explore human intelligence.

In: Frontiers of Philosophy in China

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Abduction has been considered by Muslim legal scholars mainly in relation, on the one hand, to enslavement and, on the other, to marriage or sexual crime. Abduction of non-Muslims from non-Islamic territories is a means of enslavement that is recognised as licit by Islamic law. From the third

In: Encyclopaedia of Islam Three Online

, making use of the concept of abduction as received from the Peircean heritage. The second part explores some of the most relevant occurrences of camouflage in dialectical and rhetorical perspectives. The third section aims at drawing the sums of the comparison between linguistic and biological camouflage

In: Journal of Cognition and Culture
Author: Gerhard Schurz

-deductive, uncertain and ampliative (content-expanding) inferences (cf. Pollock 1986 , 42; Earman 1992 ; Bird 1998 , 13), including abductive inferences or inferences to the best explanation ( ibe s). 2.) By induction in the narrow sense (or ‘Humean induction’) philosophers mean the projection of so

In: Grazer Philosophische Studien
Author: Scott Taylor

felt humiliated, the power that acted on them would become illegitimate. All of these articles see honor, not as a structure, but as a resource that both state and subject could invoke in a crisis. Keywords Honor, Mediterranean, sexual crime, abduction, Venetian Empire, Ottoman Empire Abduction, sexual

In: Journal of Early Modern History
Author: Mark Walker

abduction, or what we might think of as the ‘inference to the best explanation strategy’, for responding to skepticism. 3 The predominant version, going back at least to Locke, invokes Occam’s razor: the common sense view of the external world—the idea that our world comprises material objects which 4 —is

In: International Journal for the Study of Skepticism
Author: Joseph Margolis

convergence of any agentive sort, indubitabilities that masquerade as truth certain; and the ultimate informality of every form of philosophical inquiry. These intuitions – guesses or abductions, really – together with the “pragmatic maxim,” effectively capture a goodly part (though hardly all) of whatever

In: Contemporary Pragmatism
Author: Cosetta Cadau
This first monograph in English on Colluthus situates this late antique author within his cultural context and offers a new appraisal of his hexameter poem The Abduction of Helen, the end-point of the pagan Greek epic tradition, which was composed in the Christianised Egyptian Thebaid. The book evaluates the poem’s connections with long-established and contemporary literary and artistic genres and with Neoplatonic philosophy, and analyzes the poet’s re-negotiation of traditional material to suit the expectations of a late fifth-century AD audience. It explores Colluthus' interpretation of the contemporary fascination with visuality, identifies new connections between Colluthus and Claudian, and shows how the author’s engagement with the poetry of Nonnus goes much further than previously shown.