one of the first five canons of empirical science, the second canon to be specific which were first proposed by British philosopher John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873) which establishes sufficient conditions for a phenomenon to occur. For example, if CONDITION 1 is true, EVENT 1 will occur but if CONDITION 1 is changed to 2, EVENT 1 will not occur.

METHOD OF DIFFERENCE: "The method of difference was one of the first five empirical canons of science which John Stuart Mill established."
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