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My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass. With an Introduction. By James M'Cune Smith

By: Frederick Douglas

...st the schools might have trained him to the exhibition of the formulas of deductive logic, nature and circumstances forced him into the exercise of t... ...ithout any showy display of logic on his part, requires an exercise of the reasoning faculties of the reader to keep pace with him. And his “Claims of... ...uld she give herself any concern? She has no re- sponsibility. Such is the reasoning, and such the practice. The iron rule of the plantation, always p... ... arrived at this clear right. The reader will get some idea of my train of reasoning, by a brief statement of the case. “I am,” thought I, “not only t... ...hich is endangered by such causes. I do not dis- pute the soundness of the reasoning. It is perfectly sound; and, if slavery be right, Sabbath schools...

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Eve and David

By: Honoré de Balzac

...And besides, it is so intolerably long since I saw my wife and child.” The reasoning was plausible enough; Basine gave way, and David went. Petit-Clau... ... despair; and the third the suicide based on logical argument. Despair and deductive reasoning had brought Lucien to this pass, but both varieties are... ...and the third the suicide based on logical argument. Despair and deductive reasoning had brought Lucien to this pass, but both varieties are curable; ... ...for laying out a good deal of money.” David was completely floored by this reasoning. Practical 168 Eve and David wisdom spoke in matter-of-fact lang...

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The Doctors Dilemma: Preface on Doctors

By: George Bernard Shaw

...ed in practically unlimited quantity and intensity, without observation or reasoning, and even in defiance of both, by the simple desire to believe fo... ...ysis involves no destruction. After such triumphs of humane experiment and reasoning, it is useless to assure us that there is no other key to knowled... ...tled by hysterical protestations, and that if the vivisec- tionist rejects deductive reasoning, he had better clear his character by his own favorite ... ...sterical protestations, and that if the vivisec- tionist rejects deductive reasoning, he had better clear his character by his own favorite method of ...

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Autobiography

By: John Stuart Mill

...hat I could ever feel any curiosity about my first attempts at writing and reasoning. My father encour aged me in this useful amusement, though, as I... ...ogues ; and I was rather recalcitrant to my father’s criticisms of the bad reasoning respecting the first principles of physics, which abounds in the ... ...sup port the opposite conclusion, scarcely even attempting to confute the reasonings of their antagonists; and, therefore, at the utmost, leaving the... ... was the chap ter in which Bentham passed judgment on the common modes of reasoning in morals and legislation, deduced from phrases like “law of natu... ... when combined. I then asked myself, what is the ultimate analysis of this deductive process; the com mon theory of the syllogism evidently throwing ... ...spect to the philoso phy of politics. I now saw, that a science is either deductive or experimental, according as, in the province it deals with, the... ...ce when separate. 93 John Stuart Mill It followed that politics must be a deductive science. It thus appeared, that both Macaulay and my father were ... ...erimental method of chemistry; while the other, though right in adopting a deductive method, had made a wrong selection of one, having taken as the ty... ...y leading conception for which I am indebted to him is that of the Inverse Deductive Method, as the one chiefly applicable to the complicated subjects...

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Democracy and Education

By: John Dewey

...bits involved are not of a high grade. But there are habits of judging and reasoning as truly as of handling a tool, painting a picture, or conducting... ...e degree in which his preferences modify the stuff of his observations and reasonings. There is, however, no incompatibility between the fact that the... ...zed and the implications of the hypoth- esis developed—an operation called reasoning. Then the suggested solution—the idea or theory—has to be tested ... ...ration is more typical of the right way of knowledge than isolated logical reasonings. Experiment developed in the seventeenth and succeeding centurie... ...tory exercises, while a great improvement upon textbooks arranged upon the deductive plan, do not of themselves suffice to meet the need. While they a... ...d Latin composition comes first and English composition next; for abstract reasoning, mathematics stands almost alone; for concrete reason- ing, scien... ... instead of with the concrete; the scorn of particulars except as they are deductively brought under a universal; the disregard for the body; the depr... ...s called the substitution of inductive experimental methods of knowing for deductive. In some sense, men had always used an inductive method in deal- ...

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Best of Freshman Writing

By: Suzanne Harper

...o be lit up like a sign on the Las V egas strip, you would not have enough deductive reason- ing skill to think that these might be the correct direc-... ...however, isn’t without faults, according to his wife. Richard uses logical reasoning and Vera relies on mood and feeling when dealing with cer- tain s...

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The Works of Edgar Allan Poe in Five Volumes Volume Four

By: Edgar Allan Poe

...Oh, tempora! Oh, Moses!” Why, the fel- low is all O! That accounts for his reasoning in a circle, and explains why there is neither beginning nor end ... ...e. This person introduced, or at all events propagated what was termed the deductive or a priori mode of investigation. He started with what he mainta... ...qually bizarre. Of late years however, an anonymous writer, by a course of reasoning exceedingly unphilosophical, has con- trived to blunder upon a pl... ...emselves. It was not, and could not have been, arrived at by any inductive reasoning. In whatever way the shifting is managed, it is of course conceal...

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An Englishman Looks at the World Being a Series of Unrestrained Remarks Upon Contemporary Matters

By: H. G. Wells

...ovel and short story are two en- tirely different things, and the train of reasoning that made the American master limit the short story to about an h... ...- perimental spirit, which has small respect for abstract prin- ciples and deductive rules. W e perceive more and more clearly , for example, that the... ... Pro- fessor Bosanquet, for example, in Alfred Sidgwick’s “Use of Words in Reasoning,” in Sigwart’s “Logic,” in contemporary American metaphysical spe...

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