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candid not to state it. But these statements of truth are rather his obiter dicta, while his main contention is often some paradox. A "higher critic" might easily divide the Logic into two documents, by authors of opposing tendencies. An outline of Mill's system, like Dr. Fowler's, does him injustice; for it is just in what he thinks most important that he is weakest. Freely acknowledging his indebtedness to Mr. Mill, the author yet puts forth this little book in the belief that it presents, for the first time in the history of science, a comprehensive, self-consistent, and adequate account of the various processes of induction.


December 1, 1895.


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