Introduction to Deductive Reasoning and Mathematics III

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Before examining some formal rules of deductive logic, we should observe that Aristotle invented logic and we should examine the three so-called Fundamental Rules of Thought which he formulated.  You may read more about Aristotle’s involvement with the beginnings of logic. https://oregonstate.edu/instruct/phl201/modules/Philosophers/Aristotle/aristotle_laws_of_thought.html  The Three Fundamental Rules of Thought The Law of Identity Whatever is, is;

Introduction to Deductive Reasoning and Mathematics II

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Inductive reasoning is the process of reasoning that a general principle is true because the special cases you’ve seen are true. I will have a bit more to say about this in a future post. Deductive reasoning is the kind of reasoning in which the conclusion is necessitated by, or reached from, previously known facts