syllogism

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deductive reasoning in which a conclusion is derived from two premises

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The first statement in the categorical syllogism is a universal premise relating to "all" and the second is a particular premise relating to a particular group or individual.
These few examples indicate the ubiquity of the hierarchy that has grown from the categorical syllogism of traditional/Aristotelian logic.
He also practises categorical syllogisms, of the type 'all x are y, no x is y, some x is y, some x is not y'; and finally hypothetical syllogisms, conditional hypotheses of the type 'if p then q; p therefore q'.
syllogisms; and this path comes after the seventh, dealing with the categorical syllogisms and their direct and ecthetic proofs.