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  • By a philosophic trick—by what they call induction.
  • The thing is simply an inference of my own—an induction, as the philosophers say.

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as in: logical induction Define
reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
as in: induction into the club Define
admit ceremoniously into an organization or into an office or position
as in: electromagnetic induction Define
the transfer of electricity or heat from one object to another without the objects touching
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