hypothetical syllogism


: a syllogism consisting wholly of hypothetical propositions

called also pure hypothetical syllogism

: a syllogism consisting partly of hypothetical propositions

called also mixed hypothetical syllogism

compare modus ponens, modus tollens

Word History


translation of Late Latin hypotheticus syllogismus

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“Hypothetical syllogism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypothetical%20syllogism. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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