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Such lines of reasoning are ubiquitous in everyday life and in most human endeavors.
Also known as
Some sources refer to induction of this type as philosophical induction.
Note on Terminology
- 1973: Irving M. Copi: Symbolic Logic (4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): $1$ Introduction: Logic and Language: $1.2$: The Nature of Argument
- 1995: Merrilee H. Salmon: Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking: $\S 3.3$
- 1997: Donald E. Knuth: The Art of Computer Programming: Volume 1: Fundamental Algorithms (3rd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): $\S 1.2.1$: Mathematical Induction