# Why is inductive logic important?

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An inductive logic has a system of evidential support that extends deductive logic to less-than-certain inferences. For valid deductive arguments the premises *logically entail* the conclusion, where the entailment means that the truth of the premises provides a *guarantee* of the truth of the conclusion. Similarly, in a good inductive argument the premises should provide some *degree of support* for the conclusion, where such support means that the truth of the premises indicates with some *degree of strength* that the conclusion is true.