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The Cement of the UniverseA Study of Causation$
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J. L. Mackie

Print publication date: 1980

Print ISBN-13: 9780198246428

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198246420.001.0001

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(p.297) Appendix Eliminative Methods of Induction

(p.297) Appendix Eliminative Methods of Induction

(Mill's Methods of Induction)

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The Cement of the Universe
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J. L. Mackie

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198246420.005.0001

In this section, Mackie provides an outline of Mill's methods on induction. He sets out a formal account of Mill's methods, employing a variation of Aristotelian logic. The methods are those of agreement and disagreement (both in their simple and complex variants), the method of residues, and the method of concomitant variation. Some criticisms concerning the possibility of the employment of these methods are raised and responded to.

Keywords:   agreement, concomitant variation, disagreement, induction, logic, Mill

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