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DEDUCTIVE AND INDUCTIVE.
H. H. MUNRO.
“ Since it is reason which sets in order and finishes all things, it ought not
itself to be left in disorder."-STOIC.
GLASGOW: MAURICE OGLE AND SON.
LONDON : HAMILTON, ADAMS AND CO.
EDINBURGH: ROBERT OGLE.
The object contemplated in the following pages is to present the tyro with a succinct, yet comprehensive, view of Logic in the simplest possible form.
Instruction in Logic is now no longer confined to Colleges and Universities : it has been introduced into many of our schools and academies; and it is hoped that an effort to simplify, without compromising, the distinctive characteristics of a study, so elegant in its nature, and so highly calculated to train the youthful mind to correct habits of thought, may not be unacceptable to the latter class of seminaries.
The writer has been induced to this undertaking, from its having appeared to him, when employed as a tutor in Logic, that an elementary manual, more simple in its phraseology, and more copious in illustrations and examples, than any of the treatises now in use, might tend, in some measure, to facilitate an earlier and easier acquaintance with the science than is at present attainable.
In the hope of securing this object, the use of abstract symbols in illustration has been almost entirely dis