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The Laws of Thought

A Thematic Compilation by Avi Sion

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18. The Principle of Induction


1.     The Uniformity Principle


Concerning the uniformity principle, which Hume denies, it is admittedly an idea difficult to uphold, in the sense that we cannot readily define uniformity or make a generality of it. We might speak of repetition, of two or more particular things …

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27. Understanding the Laws of Thought


1.     Adapting the Laws of Thought


Many people regard Aristotle’s three ‘laws of thought’ – the laws of identity, of non-contradiction and of the excluded middle[1] – as rigid prejudices. They think these are just conventions, that some moronic old fellow called Aristot…

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