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The philosophy of science discusses the underpinnings of the scientific method and has affected the nature of scientific investigation and argumentation. He was schooled in Greek and Arabic philosophy, Jewish law, and later in medicine. Two basic types of reasoning are called deductive and inductive. Consequently, we should also be careful about thinking of the literature on early modern theories of emotions as falling into one category or the other. His research specialty is medieval logic and metaphysics, and more generally the continuing relevance of Aristotle and the Catholic intellectual tradition in the history of ideas.

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