Lesson 6 – Inductive Argument

In this lesson, you will learn about inductive arguments, a type of argument where the conclusion is inferred from the premises, which strongly suggest but do not prove the conclusion. You will also learn about David Hume’s argument on causation and how it relates to inductive reasoning. The video will provide a complex example from Sherlock Holmes’ “A Study in Scarlet” to show how inductive arguments work. You will learn about the difference between strong and weak arguments, and how they relate to deductive and inductive reasoning. Finally, you will also learn about fallacies of reason, or common errors in reasoning, and how to identify them.