Essays Tagged: "Deductive reasoning"

Critical Thinking and Decision Making Critical Thinking is defined as the systematic evaluation of arguments based on explicit rational criteria

the systematic evaluation of arguments based on explicit rational criteria (Browne and Stuart IX). Deductive reasoning is the first tool that reasonable people can use to improve their critical think ...

(2 pages) 993 3 4.2 Apr/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers


tinues to explain each job and how they are affecting the economic wave. In his essay, Reich use of deductive reasoning and argument proves valid in the sense that the vessels are preventing change am ...

(4 pages) 150 2 4.6 Jan/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Compare and contrast natural science and social science

oach is better in conducting natural sciences and social sciences? It is believed that 'hypothetico-deductive' approach may be applicable to the natural sciences while it does not relate well to the s ... onduct research. In the level of philosophy, research approaches could go to inductive approach and deductive approach. Qualitative research and quantitative research distinguish each other methodolog ...

(9 pages) 381 1 4.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Greek Contributions to Thought and Science.

generality, analyzed its premises, and made notable discoveries of theorems by a rigid adherence to deductive reasoning. Geometry became the basic instrument for measuring all things. Plato examined t ...

(6 pages) 122 0 4.2 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

"My Wood" by E.M Forrester and "Letter from Birmingham Jail" by Martin Luther King Jr.

ument because he personally owns land and he testifies to the effects it has on one's self. He uses deductive reasoning because he begins his essay by telling the reader about himself, then to general ...

(4 pages) 121 2 4.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Deductive vs. Inductive reasoning

Deductive vs. Inductive reasoning and how each applies to a religious belief is a fascinating subjec ... to a religious belief is a fascinating subject. When one testifies that religion primarily involves deductive reasoning where conclusions are preconceived and based on faith, and are therefore beyond ... zing the world solely based on attaching forms of deduction of reasoning using the two standards of Deductive reason/Inductive reason where we say that Deductive reason is defined assuming a conclusio ...

(3 pages) 166 0 4.8 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Logic and Perception.

of the structure of propositions as distinguished from their content and of method and validity in deductive reasoning. ( This same website defines critical thinking ...

(3 pages) 63 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Sensation & Perception

Descartes "A Perceived Reality"

past experiences that comprise ones intellect. This principle of thought examined by Rene Descartes deductive reasoning brings the Socratic ideals of the Forms in question in turn doubting all that is ... stence. Rather your interactions with the world only prove that your minds exist. This is Descartes deductive breakthrough in his second meditation. I find truth in Descartes argument based on my conc ...

(3 pages) 23 0 5.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Logical Fallacies

many types of logical fallacies of which I will speak of three in this paper. Inductive reasoning, deductive reasoning and Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc or after this, therefore, because of this.Using in ... facet of the problem is considered, analyzed and used in finding the best solution.When looking at deductive reasoning, you are looking opposite of inductive where, you move from the general to the s ...

(4 pages) 70 0 3.3 May/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Gender Vs. Morality

s not hold up because of its failure to use logic. The syllogism that is used does not follow valid deductive reasoning. The inferred conclusion does not necessarily follow the unstated premises. This ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

"The Crucible"

language in his rebuttal to Rev. Hale. He uses Damning with faint praise, rhetorical question, and deductive reasoning. Danforth intended purpose was to put down Hale’s proposition that John Pro ... left for the lawyer to bring out. Danforth uses rhetorical question two or more times in his reply.Deductive reasoning is shown in Danforth’s response. Deductive reasoning is the observance of a ...

(2 pages) 11 1 2.0 Jul/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American


) significance. Pragmatism stands opposed to principals that hold that truth can be reached through deductive reasoning from a principal grounds and insists on the need for inductive investigation and ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Thrasymachus’ View Of Justice And Socrates’ Re

unjustly is to secure one?s own interest (343e).Socrates invalidates these statements by a means of deductive reasoning. He first points out that the function of each object or person is what it alone ...

(4 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy


or challenge the beliefs that she holds. For example, the Fox is a character whom relies solely on deductive reasoning and logic. His beliefs are dependent upon stoic philosophy and he repeatedly tel ...

(1 pages) 833 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

History of The Declaration of Independence

by Thomas Jefferson to declare the colonies free and independent from Great Britain. Jefferson used deductive reasoning in the form of a syllogism to argue his claim that because the colonist's "unali ... e Declaration of Independence," Thomas Jefferson gave an effective argument stating his claim using deductive reasoning, by supporting his claim with evidence, and by using a firm and rational tone th ...

(2 pages) 34 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

How does logic help us clarify or solve problems?

formation given. Using the information one can produce a correct general conclusion. The purpose of deductive reasoning is to determine if a problem is valid or invalid. When the conclusion is said to ... e black" comes from inductive reasoning, both having a chance of being wrong. When they are used in deductive reasoning, the statement is considered true but it still can be wrong. Therefore even if t ...

(6 pages) 39 0 2.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Piaget's theory

much less complex thoughts.During this stage they acquire a method of thinking called hypothetical-deductive thought. This is characterized by thinking of various hypothetical possibilities to proble ... rent ways to ask their parents to borrow the car on Saturday night. Then follows the application of deductive reasoning to the multitude of possibilities. This is characterized by a brand of reasoning ...

(2 pages) 23 0 5.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Study to investigate the order of conservation tasks in young children - Piaget

hetically, and decentration continues through this stage, allowing the child to display hypothetico-deductive reasoning.Piaget focused on conservation in the pre-operational stage of development. Piag ...

(10 pages) 34 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Origins of Psychology and Research Methods Worksheet

nconscious sexual or aggressive motives. His theory was called Psychoanalysis. Freud relied more on deductive reasoning rather than on rigorous research methods, hence making his approach non-scientif ...

(6 pages) 211 0 5.0 May/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology