Episode Notes: LSAT Boss S1E3: Inductive Arguments, Causal Args, N&S Assumptions
Inductive arguments attempt to apply what is known about concepts to what is unknown. These known concepts are called “premises” and the unknown concepts we called “conclusions”. Inductive arguments attempt to support the validity of their conclusions via the use of probability.
The funny thing about inductive arguments is that they often don’t establish their conclusions with 100% certainty; while they have some degree of truth regarding the veracity of the conclusion, they always inherently have the possibility of having their conclusion invalidated. This is often the case because the premises they rely upon to support their conclusions are chock-full of observational or circumstantial evidence, which is never fully reliable.