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Journal
2015 | 23 | 1(89) | 59-80
Article title

What Does It Mean to Reason Qualitatively?

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Abstracts
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Qualitative reasoning methods have recently been used in a wide range of scientific disciplines, such as computer science, robotics, geography, physics, etc. Nevertheless, it is still difficult to find an exhaustive explanation of what it means to reason qualitatively. In other words, there is hardly any clear definition of qualitative approach. In the paper, I try to explain this concept and describe some situations where it is applied.
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Volume
23
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Pages
59-80
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Contributors
  • Instytut Filozofii, Uniwersytet Warszawski, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 3, 00-927 Warszawa, przemek.walega@wp.pl
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