Inductive and Deductive Logic

Inductive Logic is usually developed through a series of trials that result in a rational conclusion, meaning a general rule or statement that is generated through multiple experiments. Deductive logic is utilising a sequence of premises (theories or statements) to form a conclusion, meaning using an extensive concept and constructing results based off on that. Essentially, inductive reasoning and deductive logic are complete opposites, whilst inductive logic is constructed through multiple experiments, deductive logic aims to create conclusions based on universal theories/statements.

What are the issues with Inductive and Deductive logic? Inductive logic seems to be more subjective, and may not always be valid or the truth. Inductive logic is also primarily formed through experience, therefore if your experience is limited, your inductive reasoning would be restricted as well. Deductive logic is mainly constructed based on inductive reasoning, meaning that many of the premises that are proposed are often stimulated by inductive logic,  this could be an issue as the information provided could be inaccurate as well as adaptable overtime. Moreover, deductive logic is more concentrated on how the information is presented and organised, rather than the content that is encompassed within the premise, meaning that the conclusion advanced could be a fallacy.

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