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Definitions of syllogism:

  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.   An argument stated in a logical form, consisting of three propositions, the first two being called the premises, and the last the conclusion, which contains the matter to be proved.
  3.   deductive reasoning in which a conclusion is derived from two premises
  4.   Logical form of every argument, consisting of three propositions, of which the first two are called the premises, and the last, which follows from them, the conclusion.
  5.   Form of argument consisting of two propositions called the premisses, and the third which follows from them, called the conclusion.
  6.   The logical form of reasoning, in which two promises lead necessarily to a conclusion.
  7.   Syllogistic.
  8.   A form of reasoning or argument, consisting of three propositions, of which the first two are called the premises, and the last, which necessarily follows from them, the conclusion.

Usage examples for syllogism:

  1. But he does not bind up truth in logical formulae,- logic is still veiled in metaphysics; and the science which he imagines to " contemplate all truth and all existence" is very unlike the doctrine of the syllogism which Aristotle claims to have discovered. ” – Plato's Republic by Plato
  2. Though the simple syllogism is not alluded to in the sketch which Diogenes Laertius gives of the Stoic logic, it is of frequent occurrence in the accounts left us of their arguments. ” – A Little Book of Stoicism by St George Stock
  3. As a specimen- Syllogism let us take the Trio " No x- Things are m- Things; No y- Things are m'- Things. ” – Symbolic Logic by Lewis Carroll
  4. If Mr. Bernard had had nothing to distract his attention, he might have thought too much about his handsome partner, and then gone home and dreamed about her, which is always dangerous, and waked up thinking of her still, and then begun to be deeply interested in her studies, and so on, through the whole syllogism which ends in Nature's supreme quod erat demonstrandum. ” – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  5. “ For all the light and shadow of sentiment and passion play even about the syllogism – A Preface to Politics by Walter Lippmann
  6. Whether, and in what sense, so much can be said of the Syllogism remains to be determined by the examination into which we are about to enter. ” – A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) by John Stuart Mill
  7. It is only for convenience that such arguments as these are thrown into the form of a single syllogism – Deductive Logic by St. George Stock
  8. It may be well to explain what I mean by the complete Conclusion of a Syllogism or a Sorites. ” – Symbolic Logic by Lewis Carroll
  9. Footnote 5: Thus, for example, after some cutting expressions, he uses the words: Very learned Father, Full and plump, Open the swollen syllogism – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  10. If it be answered, We are justified in assuming Theism true, because we are justified in assuming that known mind can only have been caused by an unknown mind, and hence that Mind must somewhere be self- existing, then this is to lead us to the second objection to the above syllogism – A Candid Examination of Theism by George John Romanes
  11. The French teacher instinctively felt that there was something wrong with the final syllogism but it was only too clear that the Commendatore knew his business, and that unless a legally executed will were found on the morrow Angela had not the smallest chance of getting a penny from the great estate her father had left. ” – The White Sister by F. Marion Crawford
  12. With Wolfe, whose mind was little wedded to logic, all was the offspring of turbulent feelings, which, in rejecting argument, substituted declamation for syllogism – The Disowned, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  13. The whole thing can be resolved into syllogism The dilettante has no personal temperament, since he objects to nothing and likes everything. ” – Là-bas by J. K. Huysmans
  14. B. This is very serious; the more so, from the syllogism being so admirably formed. ” – Essays on Political Economy by Frederic Bastiat
  15. This was the usual reaction of a stranger when he first met up with Kenzie's syllogism – The Kenzie Report by Mark Clifton
  16. What think you of the syllogism – Adventures in the Philippine Islands by Paul P. de La Gironière
  17. The syllogism was conceived by Aristotle as a reasoning together of terms. ” – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  18. This view of mental physiology once admitted, the syllogism of seppuku is easy to construct. ” – Bushido, the Soul of Japan by Inazo Nitobé
  19. We have another parallel syllogism – Saunterings by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  20. The first three propositions may be considered a complete syllogism – An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus