Usage examples for inductive

  1. In a word, method and object are here of the same nature as in the inductive sciences, in that observation is always external and the result always general. – Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic by Henri Bergson
  2. What more complete inductive proof can we have of the efficiency of our will- action on the external world? – Ontology or the Theory of Being by Peter Coffey
  3. The explanation that he was building up his great system of inductive philosophy is quite inadequate. – The Mystery of Francis Bacon by William T. Smedley
  4. But the inductive study of modern history shows it as a force dominating the course of events, directing and " operating" the minor forces which worked unconsciously in the fulfilment of its purpose. – Problems of Poverty by John A. Hobson
  5. Such a conclusion is based upon a belief established by an inductive process. – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
  6. It is the inductive method. – The Moral Instruction of Children by Felix Adler
  7. And again: " The inductive and productive methods of instruction contain the essence of modern improvements." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  8. The Founder of Inductive Philosophy. – A Brief Handbook of English Authors by Oscar Fay Adams
  9. Such in plain language is the whole doctrine of Inductive Argument. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  10. If every student of geology, early in his career, could have a day on the witness stand on a geologic problem, under both direct and cross examination, he would learn once and for all the necessity for close and accurate thinking, the difference between a fact and an inference, and the difference between inductive study of facts and the subjective approach to a problem. – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
  11. Such numbers, therefore, may be called non- inductive. – Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy by Bertrand Russell