I am currently studying inductive logic in my spare time. I was writing out arguments and then analysing them based on what I had learned so far. I wrote this one down:
P1: Strong legs are good for climbing mountains.
P2: When the COVID19 lockdown ends I want to go and climb a mountain. (EDIT1: We are not allowed out in the wilderness during lockdown (including mountains))
C1: Therefore I should focus on strengthening my legs.
This is an inductive argument because the premises strengthen the likelihood that the conclusion is true. It is obviously not a deduction because the conclusion can still be wrong even if the premises are correct. For example, I might have other priorities that are more important. Or perhaps my legs are already strong enough. Or endurance might be a bigger issue for me. So I have concluded that this argument is inductive. But which one is it:
1. A prediction
2. Argument from analogy
4. Argument from authority
5. Argument from signs
6. Causal effect
The argument does not seem to fall under any of those classes of argument.
Edited by Wannabelifeguard, 03 April 2020 - 06:45 PM.