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1

What is syllogism?

Syllogism is a kind of a logical argument composed of three parts - major premise, minor premise and the conclusion inferred from the premises.

2

What argument pattern is this?

Premise 1: If A, then B
Premise 2: A
Conclusion: B

Modus Ponens

3

What argument pattern is this?

Premise 1: If A, then B
Premise 2: Not B
Conclusion: Not A

Modus Tollens

4

What argument pattern is this?

Premise 1: Either A or B
Premise 2: Not A
Conclusion: B

Disjunctive Argument

Disjunctive - lacking connection

5

What argument pattern is this?

Premise 1: If A, then B
Premise 2: If B, then C
Conclusion: If A, then C

Hypothetical Argument

6

What argument pattern is this?

Premise 1: A
Premise 2: If A, then B
Premise 2: If B, then C
Conclusion: C

Chain Argument

7

What argument pattern is this?

Premise 1: All P1s are P2
Premise 2: m is a P1
Conclusion: m is a P2

Predicate Instantiation

8

What argument pattern is this?

Premise 1: All P1s are P2s
Premise 2: All P2s are P3s
Conclusion: All P1s are P3s

Universal Syllogism

9

Define "vocational"

Related to an occupation or employment.