minor premise

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the premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term (which is the subject of the conclusion)

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First, the rule of conversion modifies the minor premise such that "no X is M" is converted into "no M is X.
Thus, the minor premise "some X is not M" is impossible to convert.
The conclusion of Barbara, that is, "every X is M," contradicts the minor premise of Baroco, that is, "some X is not M.
For instance, Aristotle examines an account having "every N is M" as a major premise and "every X is M" as a minor premise.
Thus, Aristotle converts the minor premise "every S is R" into "some R is S," allowing him to reduce Darapti (3.
36) From the perspective of the argument's logical structure, we might understand her point to be that such an egalitarian anthropology would better shape a minor premise, and so properly qualify the major's largely uncontested expectation that the priest in ministerial duties represents the person of Christ.
17) Logical mediation from the major premise to the first of these two minor premises results in the encyclical's particular conclusion bearing on the intentional possibilities of the married couple pondering a reproductive decision: "From this it follows that they are not free to act as they choose in the service of transmitting life, as if it were wholly up to them to decide what is the right course to follow.
22) And when reasoning is put at issue, the encyclical's physicalist assumptions prevent its logic from distinguishing between the major and minor premises in its argument.
The point to note, however, is the following: if we assume that the major premise is true, then, were there some circumstance which grounded the minor premise other than the circumstance in which the intended CP victim is in fact guilty of murder--some circumstance in which implementing CP achieves the justifying effect (and not implementing CP compromises that effect)--then CP would be justified in such a circumstance.
Once Aristotle sorts out the different types of definition, he tells us that the indemonstrable definition is the minor premise giving the cause, and the nominal definition corresponds to the conclusion.
From the vantage point of our ordinary twentieth-century logic, syllogisms are at bottom symmetrical with respect to their major and minor premise.
Yet one of the most conspicuous features of Aristotle's logic is that he treats major and minor premises differently.
Object of the contract is the realization of the "Telematic Network InfoCamere dorsal-A" and the provision of related services, data transmission required to connect InfoCamere with the major and minor premises of Chambers of Commerce and with the seats of certain bodies of the system Chambers.
In doing so, awareness and analysis of the major and minor premises of proposed approaches becomes unavoidable," he added.
4 m main room is a multipurpose classroom traffic education, then there are minor premises used to operate the transport field: bike storage s workshop rooms for teachers, administrators room, bathroom.