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Single Idea 13915

[catalogued under 4. Formal Logic / A. Syllogistic Logic / 2. Syllogistic Logic]

Full Idea

Three common kinds of sentence cannot be put into syllogistic ('categorical') form: ones using singular terms ('Mars is red'), ones using relational terms ('every painter owns some brushes'), and compound sentences.

Gist of Idea

Syllogistic can't handle sentences with singular terms, or relational terms, or compound sentences


Engelbretsen,G/Sayward,C (Philosophical Logic: Intro to Advanced Topics [2011], 8)

Book Reference

Engelbretsen,G/Sayward,C: 'Philosophical Logic: Intro to Advanced Topics' [Continuum 2011], p.144