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method of agreement

One of philosopher John Stuart Mills’ five methods of induction, intended to illustrate the concept of causation. The method of agreement states: “if two or more instances of the phenomenon have only one circumstance in common, the circumstance in which alone all instances agree is the cause or effect of the given phenomenon.”
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