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Bottom-up approach

Responding to Peter Jones' assertion that Greek philosophers ‘proceeded from hypotheses, which they never tested’, Spectator reader Andrew Pinsent writes:

Aristotle explicitly establishes as a general principle of scientific inquiry that first we must seek the fact, then we seek the reason why (Posterior Analytics, II, 1, 89b 29-31).

Clever buggers, those Greeks.