Mill's method

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  • Mill's Methods — are five methods of induction described by philosopher John Stuart Mill in his 1843 book A System of Logic. They are intended to illuminate issues of causation. Contents 1 Direct method of agreement 2 Method of difference 3 …   Wikipedia

  • mill's canons — ˈmilz noun plural or mill s methods Usage: usually capitalized 1st M Etymology: after John Stuart Mill died 1873 English philosopher and economist : the five canons of logical induction formulated by J.S.Mill compare indirect method of difference …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mill's methods — (or canons) The five inductive principles proposed by J. S. Mill as those regulating scientific enquiry. They are (i) The method of agreement. If two cases of a phenomenon share only one feature, that feature is their cause or their effect. (ii)… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Mill's methods — Five methods of experimental reasoning distinguished by John Stuart Mill in his System of Logic (1843). Suppose one is interested in determining what factors play a role in causing a specific effect, E, under a specific set of circumstances. The… …   Universalium

  • Method of difference — may refer to: The method of finite differences, used in the difference engine One of Mill s methods in inductive reasoning; or A mathematical way of finding the value of telescoping sums. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with… …   Wikipedia

  • Mill, John Stuart: Logic and metaphysics — J.S.Mill Logic and metaphysics John Skorupski ENLIGHTENMENT AND ROMANTICISM IN MILL’S PHILOSOPHY Mill’s importance as one of the major figures of nineteenth century politics and culture, and the current interest in him as a moral and political… …   History of philosophy

  • Mill, John Stuart — born May 20, 1806, London, Eng. died May 8, 1873, Avignon, France British philosopher and economist, the leading expositor of utilitarianism. He was educated exclusively and exhaustively by his father, James Mill. By age 8 he had read in the… …   Universalium

  • Mill, John Stuart — (1806 73) An English philosopher, proponent of liberalism and utilitarianism , and social reformer, who attempted to provide ‘a general science of man in society’ in his A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Deductive (1843). Ronald Fletcher (The… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Mill, John Stuart: Ethics and politics — J.S.Mill Ethics and politics R.F.Khan ON LIBERTY John Stuart Mill’s mature views on ethics and politics are to be found in On Liberty (published in 1859), Utilitarianism (1861), Considerations on Representative Government (1861) and The… …   History of philosophy

  • Mill (grinding) — Mill A tabletop hammer mill Other names Grinding mill Uses Grinding Related items Mortar and pestle Expeller Extruder A grinding mill is …   Wikipedia

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