But this doctrine misconceives what the inductive inference really is.
This is an inductive inference and its justification is quite another question.
The formula of utilitarianism cannot be expressed as the conclusion of a syllogism or of an inductive inference.
In this early form of inductive inference there are two divergent tendencies.
Investigation of the foundation of inductive inference was resumed by Hume where Locke left it.
The first-mentioned presupposition of inductive inference must not be misunderstood.
But in the case before us, the conclusion is strictly and properly an inductive inference.
Why should we rest in our inductive inference of one designer from the phenomena of design, when these are so varied and complex?
It is supposed that all inductive inference is based upon collecting and comparing a number of like cases.