Examples 4.2

Examples 4.2 - is said to be distributed Look below All S are P No S are P(you’ll have to look on the board Some S are P Some S are not P

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Notes 4.2 Quality – the quality of a categorical proposition depends on its being affirmative or negative. Affirmative: “All S are P”, “Some S are P” Negative: “No S are P”, “Some S are not P” Quantity – the quantity of a categorical proposition depends on the quantifier: either the proposition is universal or particular. Universal: “All S are P”, “No S are P” Particular: “Some S are P”, “Some S are not P” So, consider the following table. We give the letters A, E, I, O to label the different categorical propositions: Name Quantity Quality Distribution A All S are P universal affirmative S E No S are P universal negative S and P I Some S are P particular affirmative none O Some S are not P particular negative P When a proposition asserts something about every member of a class of a term, that term
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Unformatted text preview: is said to be distributed . Look below: All S are P No S are P (you’ll have to look on the board) Some S are P Some S are not P Distribution won’t be incredibly important until we get to the next chapter. But you ought to be familiar with it now (while things are easy) before you run into more terminology. ( Look at the following statements and determine type (name), quality, quantity, and distribution ) All good students are students who take notes. Some people who like Aerosmith are not (people who are) crazy. No DVDs are CDs. Some people who teach logic too much are people who would rather be doing something else. All computers are pieces of ----. Some Coldplay songs are good songs. No football games involving Arkansas are bad games....
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course PHIL 2203 taught by Professor Barrett during the Spring '08 term at Arkansas.

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Examples 4.2 - is said to be distributed Look below All S are P No S are P(you’ll have to look on the board Some S are P Some S are not P

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