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Inductive arguments a field guide by Kathleen Dean Moore

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Published by Kendall/Hunt in Dubuque, Iowa .
Written in English


  • Induction (Logic),
  • Inference.

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Edition Notes

StatementKathleen Dean Moore ; in collaboration with W. Uzgalis, Flo Leibowitz, Michael Scanlan.
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 161 p. :
Number of Pages161
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17918105M
ISBN 100840340036

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Topic: Deductive and Inductive Arguments. Is the following argument best classified as deductive or inductive? Is the following argument best classified as deductive or inductive? No book in English begins numbering its pages on a left-hand page. This is a book in English, therefore it will begin its numbering on a right-hand page.   A thorough and practical introduction to inductive logic with a focus on arguments and the rules used for making inductive inferences. This textbook offers a thorough and practical introduction to inductive logic. The book covers a range of different types of inferences with an emphasis throughout on representing them as arguments.5/5(3).   In order not to be suckers and make weak inductive arguments, we must (1) cultivate an “empirical skepticism”—that is, a skepticism steeped in fact and observation—and (2) remain vigilant against the innately human tendencies that leave us vulnerable to Black Swans. An inductive argument's premises are claimed to provide probable evidence for the truth of its conclusion. Deductive and inductive arguments are characterized and distinguished with examples and exercises. We have said that the central concern of logic is the evaluation of arguments.

Inductive reasoning is very susceptible to failures because of cognitive bias, where the investigator sees what they expect to support their argument. While inductive arguments can be convincing and show that an argument seems likely to be true they can never be considered a complete proof, unlike deductive arguments which, when founded on true. Inductive arguments are arguments from premises which add to the probability of conclusion and may render it probable overall (that is, more probable than not). This book considers how far arguments from contingent phenomena (such as the existence of the universe and its conformity to natural laws) render probable the existence of God. They are all arguments to God as the purported explanation. Inductive Arguments: A Field Guide on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Inductive reasoning is a form of argument that—in contrast to deductive reasoning—allows for the possibility that a conclusion can be false, even if all of the premises are true. Instead of being valid or invalid, inductive arguments are either strong or weak, according to how probable it is that the conclusion is true. We may call an inductive argument plausible, probable, reasonable.

  Book: Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking (van Cleave) We said that inductive arguments are “defeasible,” meaning that we could turn a strong inductive argument into a weak inductive argument simply by adding further premises to the argument. In contrast, deductive arguments that are valid can never be made invalid by adding. In inductive arguments, the premise(s) provide probabilistic support. That is, it is improbable, but possible, that the conclusion is false in good/strong inductive arguments. Argument 1 is a deductive argument because the conclusion must follow if we assume the premises are true. About the Book. Fundamental Methods of Logic is suitable for a one-semester introduction to logic/critical reasoning course. It covers a variety of topics at an introductory level. Chapter One introduces basic notions, such as arguments and explanations, validity and soundness, deductive and inductive reasoning; it also covers basic analytical techniques, such as distinguishing premises from 5/5(2). Chapter 1. Logic is the study of reasoning. Logic investigates the level of correctness of the reasoning found in arguments. An argument is a group of statements of which one (the conclusion) is claimed to follow from the others (the premises). A statement is a sentence that is either true or false.