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A syllogism, probably developed by Aristotle, is where a conclusion is inferred from two premises, one major and one minor, that each have one term in common with the conclusion. 76 more words

Integrating medieval logicians into Introduction to Logic

Term starts next week, and I am so pleased to be teaching again what is probably my favorite course ever, Introduction to Logic. Most of it is going to be a pretty standard Intro Logic course: syntax and semantics of propositional and predicate logic, derivations, and meta-results (soundness/completeness). 552 more words

enthymeme and aristotle

Instead of examining everything, rhetorical argument builds, whenever possible, on assumptions the audience already holds (170). It is less rigorously tested than dialectic.

Syllogism: A dialectical argument which uses logic and deductive reasoning to draw out or arrive at a conclusion based on two or more premises. 137 more words

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The Importance of Scepticism: An Atheist Mini-Critique of Richard Dawkins

Anyone who regularly tunes in to academic, atheist and author Professor Richard Dawkins’ television appearances and YouTube videos will likely be familiar with the following extract, which popped up in my social media feeds again, recently. 439 more words


Disjunctive Syllogism

The disjunctive syllogism is a form of deductive reasoning that goes as follows:

  1. Either p is true, or q is true.
  2. p is false.
  3. Therefore, q is true.
  4. 278 more words

EC 23 - Explaining the undistributed middle

The fallacy of the undistributed middle has the form:

“All A are B. All C are B. Therefore, all A are C.” For example: The queen has a poodle. 622 more words

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#3. syllogism

Syllogism: (noun) deductive reasoning in which a conclusion is derived from two premises
9 Letters 3 syllables
First Use 1387
Syllogistic: of or relating to a… 475 more words

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