Knowledge, Duty, And Faith; Suggestions For The Study Of Principles Taught By Typical Thinkers…

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bySir Thomas Dyke Acland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1896 Excerpt: ... MEANING OF SYLLOGISM. 15 principle. The second or Minor premiss asserts a fact, showing that a particular case comes under that principle. The three sentences taken in regular order are called a Syllogism. Syllogism. "Whenever anyone argues or reasons in the ordinary way, provided he does so correctly, he states a conclusion for which he gives a reason, "What I say is true because something else is true," or "A certain proposition is admitted to be true, therefore my conclusion is true." But there is generally another statement which connects the conclusion with the reason given; this connecting proposition is usually implied and not expressed. The value of the argument in either case mainly depends on whether the proposition which connects the two statements is really binding, and especially on whether some important word which occurs in the two premisses is used in precisely the same sense in both. Some words in domestic economy are especially liable to be used in a double sense. Food is spoken of as "light," or "rich," or "nourishing," when feeding power and digestibility are hopelessly mixed lip in the mind of the speaker. By way of illustration let us begin with an argument on the utility of Logic. One person says, " Logic is useful because it teaches the art of reasoning." This argument may be formally stated thus:--Major.--An Art which teaches us to reason well is useful. Minor.--Logic is an Art which teaches us to reason well. Conclusion.--Therefore Logic is useful. Here we have a general principle and its application to the subject in dispute, namely Logic. Supposing some one to raise an objection to the second statement and to reply that Logic is not an Art, but a Science; then the conclusion does not, in his opinion, follow from the principle. Th...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1896 Excerpt: ... MEANING OF SYLLOGISM. 15 principle. The second or Minor premiss asserts a fact, showing that a particular case comes under that ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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