induction by enumeration


induction by enumeration

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  • énumération — [ enymerasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1488; lat. enumeratio 1 ♦ Action d énumérer. ⇒ compte , dénombrement, recensement. Énumération interminable, ennuyeuse. ⇒ kyrielle, litanie. Faire une longue énumération. Rhét. Figure consistant à énoncer successivement… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • induction by simple enumeration — Logical induction by enumeration of all the cases singly • • • Main Entry: ↑induct …   Useful english dictionary

  • Induction — • Induction is the conscious mental process by which we pass from the perception of particular phenomena (things and events) to the knowledge of general truths Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Induction     Induction …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • induction — [ ɛ̃dyksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIVe; « suggestion » 1290; lat. inductio 1 ♦ Opération mentale qui consiste à remonter des faits à la loi, de cas donnés (propositions inductrices) le plus souvent singuliers ou spéciaux, à une proposition plus générale. ⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • induction — The term is most widely used for any process of reasoning that takes us from empirical premises to empirical conclusions supported by the premises, but not deductively entailed by them. Inductive arguments are therefore kinds of ampliative… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • enumerative induction — noun : inductive verification of a universal proposition by enumeration and examination of all the instances to which it applies called also perfect induction …   Useful english dictionary

  • simple enumeration — See enumerative induction …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Bacon, Francis — (1561–1626) English statesman. As a philosopher of science the first notable example of the empiricist tendency of English thought, but perhaps more importantly the prophet and protector of the dawning scientific revolution. He was a precocious… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Hempel's paradox — The principle of induction by enumeration allows a suitable generalization to be confirmed by its instances. Thus observation of black ravens should confirm the generalization that all ravens are black. It is also clear that if evidence confirms… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • RÉCURSIVITÉ — Les (semi ) fonctions récursives ont été introduites pour donner un équivalent mathématique à la notion métamathématique intuitive de (semi ) fonction effectivement ou mécaniquement calculable (cf. LOGIQUE MATHÉMATIQUE, chap. 4). Par souci de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle


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