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A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive 7th Edition, Vol. I   By: (1806-1873)

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A System of Logic by John Stuart Mill is a comprehensive and thought-provoking exploration of the principles of logic, both deductive and inductive. Mill's writing is clear and concise, making complex ideas accessible to readers. He provides a thorough analysis of the various modes of reasoning, highlighting the importance of evidence and sound argumentation.

Throughout the book, Mill emphasizes the importance of critical thinking and rational inquiry. He argues for the necessity of carefully examining our beliefs and assumptions, and he provides a framework for evaluating arguments and forming logical conclusions. Mill's insights are as relevant today as they were when the book was first published, making this text a valuable resource for students, scholars, and anyone interested in improving their reasoning skills.

Overall, A System of Logic is a classic work that has stood the test of time. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the principles of logic and the importance of clear and rational thinking. Highly recommended.

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A SYSTEM OF LOGIC

RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVE

VOL. I.

A SYSTEM OF LOGIC

RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVE

BEING A CONNECTED VIEW OF THE PRINCIPLES OF EVIDENCE AND THE METHODS OF SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION

BY

JOHN STUART MILL

IN TWO VOLUMES

VOL. I.

SEVENTH EDITION

LONDON: LONGMANS, GREEN, READER, AND DYER

MDCCCLXVIII

PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.

This book makes no pretence of giving to the world a new theory of the intellectual operations. Its claim to attention, if it possess any, is grounded on the fact that it is an attempt not to supersede, but to embody and systematize, the best ideas which have been either promulgated on its subject by speculative writers, or conformed to by accurate thinkers in their scientific inquiries.

To cement together the detached fragments of a subject, never yet treated as a whole; to harmonize the true portions of discordant theories, by supplying the links of thought necessary to connect them, and by disentangling them from the errors with which they are always more or less interwoven; must necessarily require a considerable amount of original speculation. To other originality than this, the present work lays no claim. In the existing state of the cultivation of the sciences, there would be a very strong presumption against any one who should imagine that he had effected a revolution in the theory of the investigation of truth, or added any fundamentally new process to the practice of it... Continue reading book >>


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