Basic Rules of Aristotelian logic and Induction

G. Nandasena, L. N. K. de Silva, K. K. W. A. S. Kumara

Abstract


We study comprehensive analysis of the inductive arguments done by various researchers. These researchers have surveyed the basic concepts in logic such as statement, argument, premise, conclusion, deductive argument, inductive argument, primitive terms and axioms. The fundamental laws of Aristotelian logic and Hume's critique of induction are briefly discussed. We argue that all the basic rules of Aristotelian logic are inductively obtained generalized abstract statements. Existence of undefined terms is also analyzed. We conclude that every argument based on Aristotelian logic is a result of induction.


Keywords


Aristotelian logic; Empirical World; Reasoning; Argument; Empiricism; Rationalism; Axiom; Undefined Terms.

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