The deductive method is the mode of using knowledge, and the inductive method the mode of acquiring it.
We then journeyed on to London Street, down which the tidal ditch continues its course.
We may either proceed from principles to facts, or recede from facts to principles.
But the branches of industry are so multifarious, the divisions of labour so minutes and manifold, that it seems at first almost impossible to reduce them to any system.
In No. 1 of this street the cholera first appeared seventeen years ago, and spread up it with fearful virulence; but this year it appeared at the opposite end, and ran down it with like severity.
A fact must be assimilated with, or discriminated fromm, some other fact or facts, in order to be raised to the dignity of a truth, and made to convey the least knowledge to the mind.