major premiss

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the premise of a syllogism that contains the major term (which is the predicate of the conclusion)

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The authors' major premiss is that effective learning organizations must have "the ability to generate and generalize ideas with impact".
Westberg suggests two ways in which the will is particularly involved in the operative syllogism: it must accept the major premiss of the syllogism (viz.
One major premiss underlying the centre's work is that individuals and organizations must fundamentally alter both thinking and management practices in order to thrive in an increasingly dynamic and interdependent world.
Origen makes his point by using the first and second non-demonstrable arguments of the Stoics.(42) He begins with the second, which, according to Sextus Empiricus, |deduces the opposite of the antecedent from the major premiss and the opposite of the consequent, as for example "f it is day, it is light; but it is not light; therefore it is not day."'(43) Origen argues that if there is a plurality of Words, then there may also be a plurality of wisdoms and justices.