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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:

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.


An Example premises are left unstated

Socrates is mortal.

Enthymeme:

All men are mortal.

Major Premise:

Minor Premise:

Socrates is a man.

Conclusion:

Socrates is mortal.


YOUR TASK...SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT premises are left unstated

(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!!


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:


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

Syllogism

Major Premise:

Minor Premise:

Conclusion:


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:


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

Syllogism

Major Premise:

Minor Premise:

Conclusion:


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

Syllogism

Major Premise:

Minor Premise:

Conclusion:


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

Syllogism

Major Premise:

Minor Premise:

Conclusion:


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

Syllogism

Major Premise:

Minor Premise:

Conclusion:


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

Syllogism

Major Premise:

Minor Premise:

Conclusion:


9. Dave is too ignorant to have gone to college. he must have 
committed the murder.

Syllogism

Major Premise:

Minor Premise:

Conclusion:


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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