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A categorical syllogism is a logical argument which is structured as follows:
- The first premise is usually referred to as the major premise.
- The second premise is usually referred to as the minor premise.
$(2): \quad$ It concerns exactly three terms, which are usually denoted:
|\(\displaystyle P:\)||the primary term|
|\(\displaystyle M:\)||the middle term|
|\(\displaystyle S:\)||the secondary term|
Pages in category "Categorical Syllogisms"
The following 17 pages are in this category, out of 17 total.
- Valid Patterns of Categorical Syllogism
- Valid Syllogism in Figure I needs Affirmative Minor Premise and Universal Major Premise
- Valid Syllogism in Figure II needs Negative Conclusion and Universal Major Premise
- Valid Syllogism in Figure III needs Particular Conclusion and if Negative then Negative Major Premise
- Valid Syllogisms in Figure IV