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.