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Inductive Logic is a ‘thematic compilation’ by Avi Sion. It collects in one volume many (though not all) of the essays, that he has written on this subject over a period of some 23 years, which all demonstrate the possibility and conditions of validity of human knowledge, the utility and reliability of human cognitive means when properly used, contrary to the skeptical assumptions that are nowadays fashionable.
This volume includes essays on the laws of thought, credibility, logical modality, contextuality, adduction, theory formation and selection, induction of actual and modal propositions, factorial induction (factor selection and formula revision), the phenomenological approach, experience, conceptualization, generalization and particularization, causation and its determinations, volition (freewill) and influences thereon, negation, and existential import.


Rationalism and empiricism are not at odds; but, on the contrary, deeply mutually dependent. True rationalism is firmly grounded in experience; and true empiricism is made possible by application of reason. Induction is the methodological bridge between experience and reason.
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Inductive Logic
A Thematic Compilation

Published 2018 by Avi Sion in Geneva, Switzerland .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

1. The Laws of Thought
1. The Law of Identity
2. The Law of Contradiction
3. The Law of the Excluded Middle
2. Credibility
1. Ground of the Laws
2. Functions of the Laws
3. More on Credibility
3. Logical Modality
1. The Singular Modalities
2. The Plural Modalities.
3. Analogies and Contrasts
4. Apodictic Knowledge
4. Contextuality
1. Statics
2. Dynamics
3. Time-Frames
4. Context Comparisons
5. Personal and Social
5. Adduction
1. Logical Probability
2. Providing Evidence
3. Weighting Evidence
4. Other Types of Probability
6. Theory Formation
1. Theorizing
2. Structure of Theories
3. Criteria
4. Control
7. Theory Selection
1. The Scientific Method
2. Compromises
3. Theory Changes
4. Exclusive Relationships
8. Synthetic Logic
1. Synthesis
2. Self-Criticism
3. Fairness
9. Actual Induction
1. The Problem
2. Induction of Particulars
3. Generalization
4. Particularization
5. Validation
10. Modal Induction
1. Knowability
2. Equality of Status
3. Stages of Induction
4. Generalization vs. Particularization
5. The Paradigm of Induction
6. The Pursuit of Integers
11. Factor Selection
1. Prediction
2. The Uniformity Principle
3. The Law of Generalization
12. Formula Revision
1. Context Changes
2. Kinds of Revision
3. Particularization
13. Phenomena
1. Empirical or Hypothetical
2. Physical or Mental
3. Concrete and Abstract
4. Presentative or Representative
14. Consciousness and the Mind
1. A Relation
2. Kinds of Consciousness
3. The Mind
4. Popular Psychology
15. Perception and Recognition
1. The Immediacy of Sense-Perception
2. Logical Conditions of Recognition
3. Other Applications
16. The Logic of Induction
1. Degrees of Being
2. Induction from Logical Possibility
3. The Novelty of My Work
17. An Inductive Logic Primer
1. Introduction
2. Induction
3. The Art of Knowing
4. Adduction in Western Philosophy
18. Intro to Phenomenology
1. What, Why and How
2. Knowledge is Based on Appearance
3. To Be or Not to Be
4. The Phenomenological Approach
19. Organizing Principles
1. The Order of Things
2. Appearance and Other Large Concepts
3. Material, Mental, Intuitive, Abstract
20. Experiences and Abstractions
1. The Objects of Perception
2. The Objects of Intuition
3. Correlations between Experiences
4. Conceptual Objects
5. Degrees of Interiority
21. Conceptualization
1. Sameness and Difference
2. Compatibility or Incompatibility
3. Words and Intentions
4. A Theory of Universals
5. Unity in Plurality
22. Logical Activities
1. Logical Attitudes
2. Principles of Adduction
3. Generalization is Justifiable
4. Syllogism Adds to Knowledge
5. Concept Formation
6. Empty Classes
23. The Paradigm of Causation
1. Causation
2. The Paradigmatic Determination
24. The Determinations of Causation
1. Strong Determinations
2. Parallelism of Strongs
3. Weak Determinations
4. Parallelism of Weaks
5. The Four Genera of Causation
6. Negations of Causation
25. Some LC Phase One Insights
1. The Significance of Certain Findings
2. Highlights of Findings
3. The Modes of Causation
26. Some LC Phase Two Insights
1. On Laws of Causation
2. Interdependence
3. Other Features of Causation
27. Knowledge of Volition, Etc.
1. Knowledge of Volition
2. Knowledge of Effort, Influence and Freedom
28. Thoughts on Induction
1. Evidence
2. Theorizing
3. Additional Remarks
29. About Causation
1. Hume’s Critique
2. Induction of Causatives
3. True of All Opposites
4. Extensional to Natural
30. Theory of Negation
1. Negation in Adduction
2. Positive and Negative Phenomena
3. Positive Experience Precedes Negation
4. Negation is an Intention
5. Pure Experience
31. The Significance of Negation
1. Formal Consequences
2. Negation and the Laws of Thought
3. Consistency is Natural
4. Status of the Logic of Causation
5. Zero, One and More
32. Contrary to Hume’s Skepticism
1. Hume’s “Problem of Induction”
2. The Principle of Induction
3. Causation, Necessity and Connection
33. More Reflections on Induction
1. The Psychology of Induction
2. The Induction of Induction
3. Some Further Remarks on Causal Logic
4. Addenda (2009)
34. Contrary to Kant’s Unreason
1. Experience, Space and Time
2. Ratiocinations
3. Induction of Contents and Forms
35. Some LC Phase Three Insights
1. History of My Causation Research
2. What is Causation?
3. How is Causation Known?
36. The Existential Import Doctrine
1. Existential Import
2. Aristotle’s Teaching
3. Modern Modifications
4. Further Review
5. Reassessment
6. Further Criticism
Main References
19.1 Existence, appearance, and reality
19.2 Assumed material, mental and spiritual domains
19.3 A classification of appearances
36.1 Aristotelian oppositions
36.2 Modified traditional
36.3 Modern version
36.4 Re-modified traditional
36.5 Modified modern version
24.1 Complete causation
24.2 Necessary causation
24.3 Partial causation
24.4 Contingent causation
26.1 Possible relations between any two items
33.1 Matrix of complete necessary causation

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