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Dictionary of Theology and Philosophy

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abduction
a method of reasoning by which one infers to the best explanation.

analogy
a method of reasoning using a systematic comparison between two similar structures, typically to explain or clarify an inference.

apologetic, or apology
a written or verbal defense or justification of a theory or doctrine.

apologist
one who offers a written or verbal argument in defense of a someone or something.

assumption
a supposition accepted as true without question or proof.

antecedent
the if clause (or the condition) within a proposition. (Example: in P → Q, P is the antecedent and Q is the consequent.)