Logic, Deductive and Inductive

Logic, Deductive and Inductive

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Logic, Deductive and Inductive

Logic, Deductive and Inductive

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This book consists of two parts, -- the Deductive and the Inductive Logic. The former treats of the general nature of our thought processes as well as the fundamental principles and practice of deduction, and is now published for the first time. The latter is my Inductive Logic which was published in 1896, now revised and incorporated in this volume. It has been my endeavor to present in connection with the more formal and traditional treatment of the deductive logic also some considerations which have been contributed by the discussions of the modern logic and which find expression in such works as those of Sigwart, Lotze, Erdmann, Green, Bosanquet, Venn, and others.

The illustrations and examples contained in the text are taken as far as possible from the sphere of everyday experiences, in order that they may represent modes of actual reasoning pursued by the common run of mankind. With this end in view, all the stock examples which have grown old and infirm in the service of many generations of students in logic have been omitted. Moreover, the material as well as the formal significance of the judgments employed in reasoning has been emphasized in order that the student may come to regard logic as a living process of thought functioning in a normal and natural manner, and not as an artificial manipulation of certain dead elements mechanically adjusted one to another.

The illustrations which appear in the Inductive Logic, and which are taken from the experiments of Faraday, Tyndall, Darwin, Pasteur, Lubbock, and others, are quoted . . .

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