Deductive reasoning

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Deductive reasoning

Using known facts to draw a conclusion about a specific situation.
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A valid deductive argument, as we have seen, is one in which the truth of the premises necessitates the truth of the conclusion.
In these places, Locke's deductive argument is forced to slow, hesitate, and change direction.
Block and Somers demonstrate how Malthus's deductive arguments about human nature and perverse incentives have been revived since the Great Society programs.