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Deduction: necessary conclusion from the given premises. From the general to the particular. - In contrast, induction from special cases to the general.
 
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Holz I 78f
Deduction/Reduction/Leibniz: this results in a double movement of the reduction of the multiplicity to the one world and the deduction of the multiplicity from the constitution of this one world.
The supreme general is then (extensional) a concept with the greatest possible extent. It excludes all more specific differentiating predicates!
It has the minimum content provisions: e.g. "Be". However, as a world, it is the totality of all possible beings. Thus, the most comprehensive and most content-lacking term turns into the one with the most content.

Lei II
G. W. Leibniz
Philosophical Texts (Oxford Philosophical Texts) Oxford 1998

Lei I
H. H. Holz
Leibniz Frankfurt 1992


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-26