The Commens Dictionary
Quote from ‘Lowell Lectures on The Logic of Science; or Induction and Hypothesis: Lecture V’
These differences between these two scientific inferences are so great that it seems to me essential to a right understanding of the subject that we should recognize two kinds of scientific reasoning. Induction and Hypothesis. [—] Hypothesis alone affords us any knowledge of causes and forces, and enables us to see the why of things. [—] So that we have
as three coördinate classes of reasoning.
‘Hypothesis [as a form of reasoning]’ (pub. 02.02.13-19:18). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from http://www.commens.org/dictionary/entry/quote-lowell-lectures-logic-science-or-induction-and-hypothesis-lecture-v.