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Word: syllogism

Definition: logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument


Sentences Containing 'syllogism'

Another addition Al-Farabi made to the Aristotelian tradition was his introduction of the concept of poetic syllogism in a commentary on Aristotle's "Poetics".
Juan José Castelli was present at the deliberations of the University of Chuquisaca, where Bernardo Monteagudo developed the "Syllogism of Chuquisaca", a legal explanation to justify self-governance.
Yuktivada comes from yukti – 'reason' or even 'logic', which shows their use of rational argument and syllogism.
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