A Mathematical Introduction to Logic by Herbert B. Enderton

By Herbert B. Enderton

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Titanium combines readily with oxygen, nitrogen, and hydrogen, all of which have an adverse effect on its mechanical properties. As a result, titanium must be processed in their absence. (Illustrated World of Science Encyclopedia) 2. Since the good, according to Plato, is that which furthers a person’s real interests, it follows that in any given case when the good is known, men will seek it. (Avrum Stroll and Richard Popkin, Philosophy and the Human Spirit) 3. As the denial or perversion of justice by the sentences of courts, as well as in any other manner, is with reason classed among the just causes of war, it will follow that the federal judiciary ought to have cognizance of all causes in which the citizens of other countries are concerned.

Examples: Women become intoxicated by drinking a smaller amount of alcohol than men because men metabolize part of the alcohol before it reaches the bloodstream, whereas women do not. Household bleach should never be mixed with ammonia because the combination releases chlorine gas, which is highly poisonous. The purpose of these passage could be to prove the first statement to those who do not accept it as fact, and to shed light on that fact to those who do accept it. 2 Recognizing Arguments 21 Copyright 2010 Cengage Learning.

The most fundamental kind of statement, he thought, is the categorical proposition, and he classified the four kinds of categorical propositions in terms of their being universal, particular, affirmative, and negative. He also developed the square of opposition, which shows how one such proposition implies the truth or falsity of another, and he identified the relations of conversion, obversion, and contraposition, which provide the basis for various immediate inferences. His crowning achievement is the theory of the categorical syllogism, a kind of argument consisting of three categorical propositions.

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