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Syllogism meaning

syllogism - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. The regular logical form of every argument, consisting of three propositions, of which the first two are called the premises, and the last, the conclusion. The conclusion necessarily follows from the premises; so that, if these are true, the conclusion must be true, and the argument amounts to demonstration
  2. 2. Form of argument consisting of two propositions called the premisses, and the third which follows from them, called the conclusion.

syllogism - examples of usage

  1. And Yoritomo proves it to us, by using his favorite syllogism: " Happiness," he says, " is above all a combination of harmony and absence of sorrow. - "Common Sense Subtitle: How To Exercise It", Yoritomo-Tashi.
  2. Fulke asserted that it could, and did; and made a syllogism: " Whatsoever error is incident to every member, is incident to the whole. - "By What Authority?", Robert Hugh Benson.
  3. The most important form of inference which he defined was the syllogism, a scheme of reasoning to a conclusion by means of two premises having one term in common. - "The Approach to Philosophy", Ralph Barton Perry.
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