Logical induction

Related to Logical induction: Inductive philosophy
(Philos.) an act or method of reasoning from all the parts separately to the whole which they constitute, or into which they may be united collectively; the operation of discovering and proving general propositions; the scientific method.

See also: Induction

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
As respects logical inductions, for instance, the linum usitatissimum draws as largely on the intellectual acquisitions of the various epochas that belonged to the three or four parent stems which preceded it, as on its own.
At the explanatory limit where explanation is global self-identification by the inductively idempotent identity-operator, it is called logical induction (which this paper exemplifies as both a description and an application).
The ingredients of this reality-syntax need not be enumerated in order for it to serve as a basis for logical induction; if syntax is instead functionally or operationally defined and distributed over reality through its universal syndiffeonic relational structure--i.e., as the synetic level of a global syndiffeonic relation--the implications are already far from trivial.
One very important application of logical induction relates the two initial ingredients of reality just mentioned: the external world of objective perceptual content, and the internal world of cognition and the syntactic and semantic structures to which it conforms.
To explain the error in the prisoner's line of reasoning (that is, logical induction), assume that instead of giving his ruling five days in advance, he gave it on Thursday morning, leaving a two-day opportunity.