|Deduction: necessary conclusion from the given premises. From the general to the particular. - In contrast, induction from special cases to the general._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
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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._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
G. W. Leibniz
Philosophical Texts (Oxford Philosophical Texts) Oxford 1998
H. H. Holz
Leibniz Frankfurt 1992