hypothetical syllogism


Definition of hypothetical syllogism

  1. 1 :  a syllogism consisting wholly of hypothetical propositions —called also pure hypothetical syllogism

  2. 2 :  a syllogism consisting partly of hypothetical propositions —called also mixed hypothetical syllogism — compare modus ponens, modus tollens

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Origin and Etymology of hypothetical syllogism

translation of Late Latin hypotheticus syllogismus

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to criticize severely

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