Axiomatic deductive method

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Axiomatic deductive is a method of reasoning whereby one begins with a few axioms (self-evident truths) and from there uses the deductive method of logic to further the arguments. The validity of the arguments are based on making proper use of the rules of logic, while valid arguments are only guaranteed to be true if the axioms are themselves true. The aximotic deductive method is commonly used in math, science, as well as within the Austrian School of Economics by economists such as Hans-Hermann Hoppe.[1]


  1. Hoppe, Hans-Hermann. "Democracy: The God that Failed", 2001.