Induction and Deduction

  • Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology

    The process of forming and applying concepts contains the essential pattern of two fundamental methods of cognition: induction and deduction.

    The process of observing the facts of reality and of integrating them into concepts is, in essence, a process of induction. The process of subsuming new instances under a known concept is, in essence, a process of deduction.