Title: An argument for ignorance-based chance discovery
Authors: Lorenzo Magnani; Selene Arfini; Tommaso Bertolotti
Addresses: Department of Humanities, Philosophy Section and Computational Philosophy Laboratory, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy ' Department of Philosophy, Education and Economical-Quantitative Sciences, University of Chieti and Pescara, Chieti-Pescara, Italy ' Department of Humanities, Philosophy Section and Computational Philosophy Laboratory, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Abstract: The human part of chance-discovery is usually analysed as an effect of the agent's knowledge of herself and of her environment. In this paper, setting off from the importance of 'understanding the meaning of an impending phenomenon as a chance', we will analyse how chance-discovery activities are affected and driven by the agent's ignorance, and the relationship she entertains with the latter. More specifically, we will spell out two kinds of ignorance that are relevant for chance-discovery, also considering which adductive chance-discovery processes they can be related to.
Keywords: human computer interaction; HCI; chance discovery methods; abductive reasoning; affordances; ignorance based discovery.
International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms, 2016 Vol.8 No.3, pp.327 - 342
Received: 10 Nov 2014
Accepted: 17 May 2015
Published online: 04 Jul 2016 *