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noun as in deductive reasoning

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Of course, “No means Yes” is a novel logical syllogism, but anything is possible.

This seems like an example of my favorite policy syllogism: 1.

There's a terrible syllogism that tends to follow on tragedies like this:   1.

I thought I would be protected by historical precision, reputation, syllogism and sincerity.

It is rarely the case in literature that the syllogism is fully stated: generally one of the premises is omitted.

If the major premise of this syllogism be granted, the conclusion is unquestionable.

However, if this were put into a syllogism, it would read as follows: All persons who do wrong pay the penalty soon.

Whatever can be proved at all can be reduced to a syllogism but agreement upon premises is in this case impossible.

But Aquinas, with his Aristotelian method of syllogism and definitions, could not go beyond Augustine.


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to syllogism, such as: argument, deduction, dialectic, logic, reasoning, and prologism.

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