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Enthymemes: A condensed logical conclusion where the premises are left unstated Syllogism: Major Premise: Minor Premise: Conclusion:. An instance of a form of deductive reasoning in which a conclusion is drawn from two given or assumed propositions (premises). A generalization.

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Enthymemes a condensed logical conclusion where the premises are left unstated syllogism

Enthymemes: A condensed logical conclusion where the premises are left unstated

Syllogism:

Major Premise:

Minor Premise:

Conclusion:

An instance of a form of deductive reasoning in which a conclusion is drawn from two given or assumed propositions (premises)

A generalization

A fact from a given situation

The conclusion drawn when the major and minor premises are combined.


Enthymemes a condensed logical conclusion where the premises are left unstated syllogism

An Example

Socrates is mortal.

Enthymeme:

All men are mortal.

Major Premise:

Minor Premise:

Socrates is a man.

Conclusion:

Socrates is mortal.


Enthymemes a condensed logical conclusion where the premises are left unstated syllogism

YOUR TASK...SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT

(J.K. You don't have a choice!)

Review each of the enthymemes provided on the following slides.

Break the statements into Major Premise, Minor Premise, and Conclusion.

THEY MUST BE LOGICALLY SOUND!!


Enthymemes a condensed logical conclusion where the premises are left unstated syllogism

1. Stewart shouldn't have married a girl with a personality so different 
from his. Pluses and minuses cancel each other, you know.

Syllogism

Major Premise:

Minor Premise:

Conclusion:


Enthymemes a condensed logical conclusion where the premises are left unstated syllogism

2. Any businesswoman who makes as much money as Lenora does 
must be very competent.

Syllogism

Major Premise:

Minor Premise:

Conclusion:


Enthymemes a condensed logical conclusion where the premises are left unstated syllogism

3. Judging from his antisocial behavior last night (talking against the 
government), Judson must have been either drunk or crazy.

Syllogism

Major Premise:

Minor Premise:

Conclusion:


Enthymemes a condensed logical conclusion where the premises are left unstated syllogism

4. Old Mr. Roberts can't be rich because he's signed up for Medicare.

Syllogism

Major Premise:

Minor Premise:

Conclusion:


Enthymemes a condensed logical conclusion where the premises are left unstated syllogism

5. As a college student, Joe should enlist because the army needs 
superior minds.

Syllogism

Major Premise:

Minor Premise:

Conclusion:


Enthymemes a condensed logical conclusion where the premises are left unstated syllogism

6. Holden, you've got to get a job. No patriotic American should live on 
welfare.

Syllogism

Major Premise:

Minor Premise:

Conclusion:


Enthymemes a condensed logical conclusion where the premises are left unstated syllogism

7. "Jersey Shore" is not educational at all. Why should it be on 
television?

Syllogism

Major Premise:

Minor Premise:

Conclusion:


Enthymemes a condensed logical conclusion where the premises are left unstated syllogism

8. Since Bronson was definitely at the scene of the crime, he must have 
committed the murder.

Syllogism

Major Premise:

Minor Premise:

Conclusion:


Enthymemes a condensed logical conclusion where the premises are left unstated syllogism

9. Dave is too ignorant to have gone to college.

Syllogism

Major Premise:

Minor Premise:

Conclusion:


Enthymemes a condensed logical conclusion where the premises are left unstated syllogism

10. Only those who do valuable work for America should be elected to public 
office. I was in the Air Force for five years.

Syllogism

Major Premise:

Minor Premise:

Conclusion:


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