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I was reading Russel's "Human Knowledge". He started with principle of inference. I'm not getting a hang of it though.(I'm just curious reader, not a philosopher in any means).

So a "easily conceivable" description will be very helpful for me.

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    Could you quote the relevant passage? – Schiphol Jul 12 '12 at 12:43
  • I'm at my office right now, so i dont have the book. But it talks about "scepticism". How a partial "scepticism" leads to logical contradiction. – Aftnix Jul 12 '12 at 12:46
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    I don't have that piece with me either. Do edit the question with the passage once you are home; the info you've provided so far is not enough to provide an answer ("principle of inference" doesn't mean anything concrete). – Schiphol Jul 12 '12 at 14:18