Categorical syllogisms | Reading homework help

Question:  Give an example of a valid categorical syllogism and identify the form (mood + figure) of the syllogism. Then, give an example of a categorical syllogism that is not valid and identify which rule or rules from 5.3 it breaks.

Format:

Example 1

All professors are doctors.

All mathematicians are professors.

Therefore, all mathematicians are doctors.

Mood/Form: AAA-1

example2

Some Star Trek fans are not fans of Star Wars.

No Dr. Who fans are Star Trek fans.

Therefore, all Dr. Who fans are fans of Star Wars.

Mood and Form: OEA – 1

This categorical syllogism is invalid because it violates rules three and four.  It uses two negative premises which do not conclusively provide enough evidence to support the conclusion.  It is also drawing an affirmative conclusion from a negative premise, which violates rule four.

Calculate your order
Pages (275 words)
Standard price: $0.00
Client Reviews
4.9
Sitejabber
4.6
Trustpilot
4.8
Our Guarantees
100% Confidentiality
Information about customers is confidential and never disclosed to third parties.
Original Writing
We complete all papers from scratch. You can get a plagiarism report.
Timely Delivery
No missed deadlines – 97% of assignments are completed in time.
Money Back
If you're confident that a writer didn't follow your order details, ask for a refund.

Calculate the price of your order

You will get a personal manager and a discount.
We'll send you the first draft for approval by at
Total price:
$0.00
Power up Your Academic Success with the
Team of Professionals. We’ve Got Your Back.
Power up Your Study Success with Experts We’ve Got Your Back.