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What is the definition of inductive logic?

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November 22, 2010 6:19PM

Inductive logic, or inductive reasoning is any form of argument where the premises mean that the conclusion is probably correct . for example: "that ring cost me only 3 dollars. Rings that are made of gold almost always cost more than 3 dollars. Therefore that ring is not made of gold" That argument was inductive because while it is almost certainly right, it is theoretically possible that the ring is actually made of gold but was just sold for 3 dollars for some reason. Inductive logic is diffrent from deductive logic because in deductive logic if the premises are true and the conclusion logically follows the premises then there is no possible way that the conclusion could be false.