deductive reasoning


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n deductive reasoning reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)
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In literature:

In regard to deductive or syllogistic reasoning, the views of Aristotle are very distinctly expressed.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
Thus by deductive reasoning we get some insight into the method of organization.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
No speculation; no argument; no deduction; no reasoning; but a bare, authoritative statement, startling in its boldness.
"Old Groans and New Songs" by F. C. Jennings
The ancient thinkers indulged constantly in what we now speak of as deductive reasoning.
"A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
Similarly, by detecting likenesses, a knowledge of deductive reasoning is acquired.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
Thus inductive reasoning is concerned with the formation of concepts, deductive reasoning with the application of them.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
The deduction is reasonable, although strict proof is lacking, that the modern vegetation has entered the region since 1775.
"The Aboriginal Population of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California" by S. F. Cook
Abatement, in mercantile law, is an allowance, deduction, or discount made for prompt payment or other reason.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
If their view is correct, the theory appears to be a remarkable example of deductive reasoning.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
"A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive" by John Stuart Mill

In news:

Deductive reasoning Dear Editor.
This post, in which First Things contributor Greg Forster makes what he calls "The Moral Case Against Child Tax Deductions", is a strange piece of reasoning.
The reason, Dada said, is that credit cards and other debt are not tax-deductible .
With Congress finally starting to have a serious conversation about our revenue crisis, there are obvious reasons to limit the amount of mortgage interest that Americans can deduct from their taxable income.
This thought-provoking game fosters development of important skills, including Logic, Reasoning, Deduction, Patience and Visual Perception.
Deductive reasoning measures your ability to apply general rules or regulations to specific situations.
Test-Taking Strategy For Deductive Reasoning .

In science:

The reason is that we can show that the ordinary rules of deduction lead from premises to conclusions that are true in every model in which the premises are true.
Evaluating Defaults
These effects include ‘parsing’ (as in the example just shown), ‘recognition’ of an unknown entity, ‘retrieval’ of stored information, probabilistic ‘reasoning’, logical ‘deduction’, mathematical ‘calculation’, and more.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
Probabilistic reasoning. A ma jor strength of the SP system is its support for probabilistic ‘deduction’ in one step or via chains of reasoning, abductive reasoning, and nonmonotonic reasoning with default values (Wolff, 1999b).
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
A formal language is a deductive system of reasoning made of atomic variables, relations between such variables, and rules of inference.
Review of the Topos Approach to Quantum Theory
In fact to actually use the language l as a deductive system of reasoning one needs to define a mathematical context in which to represent this abstract language.
Review of the Topos Approach to Quantum Theory