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An Introduction to Logic - Page 372
by Horace William Brindley Joseph - 1906 - 564 pages
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A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive: Being a Connected View of ...

John Stuart Mill - Knowledge, Theory of - 1846 - 593 pages
...region of the earth not fully explored, he had caught and examined a crow, and had found it to be gray. Why is a single instance, in some cases, sufficient...presumed, go such a very little way towards establishing anun.versal proposition 1 Whoover can answer this question knows more of the philosophy of logic than...
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The Massachusetts Quarterly Review, Volume 1

1848
...Generalization does not, indeed, seem to satisfy even our author, in its practical working. " Why," says he, " is a single instance, in some cases, sufficient for...exception, known or presumed, go such a very little way toward establishing an universal proposition ? Whoever can answer this question knows more of the philosophy...
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A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive; Being a Connected View of ...

John Stuart Mill - Knowledge, Theory of - 1850 - 593 pages
...region of the earth not fully explored, he had caught and examined a crow, and had found it to be gray. Why is a single instance, in some cases, sufficient...way towards establishing an universal proposition 1 Whoever can answer this question knows more of the philosophy of logic than the wisest of the ancients,...
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A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive: Being a Connected View of ...

John Stuart Mill - Logic - 1858 - 600 pages
...of the earth not fully explored, he had caught and examined a crow, and had found it to be gray. ; Why is a single instance, in some cases, sufficient...way towards establishing an universal proposition 1 Whoever can answer this question knows more of the philosophy of logic than the wisest of the ancients,...
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House of Commons Papers, Volume 7

Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons - Legislation - 1858
...enumerationem ; lud in what consists the characteristic distinction between it and the Baconian method ? Why is a single instance, in some cases, sufficient...instances, without a single exception known or presumed, go a very little way towards establishing a universal proposition ? Can you give any example of a general...
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The elements of logic: adapted to the capacity of younger students, and ...

Charles Kittredge True - Logic - 1860 - 176 pages
...illuminations down the chasms of a past eternity. And is not here the answer to Mr. Mill's earn est inquiry: " Why is a single instance in some cases sufficient...without a single exception, known or presumed, go so little way toward establishing a universal proposition ?" The diiference in the cases is that the...
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The Human Intellect: With an Introduction Upon Psychology and the Soul

Noah Porter - Intellect - 1869 - 673 pages
...believing with assured confidence, that wherever men exist, tlioir heads are not beneath their shoulders Why is a single instance, in some cases, sufficient...towards establishing an universal proposition ? "Whoever con answer this question knows moro of tho philosophy of logic than the wisest of the ancients, and...
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The laws of discursive thought: being a text-book of formal logic

James McCosh - Logic - 1870 - 212 pages
...shown that the sufficiency does not depend on the number of the cases. Mr. Mill puts the question : " Why is a single instance in some cases sufficient...presumed, go such a very little way towards establishing a universal proposition?" and declares that he who will answer this question is wiser than the ancients....
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The New Englander, Volume 30

Social sciences - 1871
...region of the earth not fully explored he had caught and examined a crow, and had found it to be gray. Why is a single instance in some cases sufficient...exception known or presumed, go such a very little way toward establishing an universal proposition? Whoever can answer this question knows more of the philosophy...
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The Southern Review, Volume 9; Volume 12; Volume 15

Albert Taylor Bledsoe, Sophia M'Ilvaine Bledsoe Herrick - Literary Collections - 1871
...believing, with assured confidence, that whereever men exist their heads are not beneath their shoulders ? Why is a single instance, in some cases, sufficient...in others myriads of concurring instances, without an exception known or presumed, go a very little way in establishing an universal proposition f ' (Logic,...
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