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[catalogued under 14. Science / C. Induction / 4. Reason in Induction]

Full Idea

Induction is an argument which by means of some admitted truths establishes naturally other truths which resemble them; there are two kinds, one proceeding from contraries, the other from consequents.

Gist of Idea

Induction moves from some truths to similar ones, by contraries or consequents


Diogenes Laertius (Lives of Eminent Philosophers [c.250], 3.1.23)

Book Reference

Diogenes Laertius: 'Diogenes Laertius', ed/tr. Yonge,C.D. [Henry G. Bohn 1853], p.132