The Square of Opposition.docx - RUNNING HEAD THE SQUARE OF OPPOSITION The Square of Opposition West Coast University Hanh Nguyen 1 2 Categorical logic

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RUNNING HEAD: THE SQUARE OF OPPOSITION 1 The Square of Opposition West Coast University Hanh Nguyen
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2 Categorical logic refers to the relationship between classes or categories. Categorical logic is very useful in understanding and analyzing deductive arguments (Moore and Parker, 2017). A component of categorical logic are categorical claims. There are 4 types of claims. A: All ____ are _____. E: No ____ are _____. I: Some _______ are ______. O: Some ________ are not _______. These claims make a statement about two classes or categories, relating the two. The square of opposition uses categorical claims and arrange them in a square that can effectively show the logical relationship of A, E, I, and O claims. Following the guide above, respective statements can be placed in the correct corner. A and E claims, top right and left corner, are both contrary claims. This means that both these categorical claims cannot both be true. The I, O claims are subcontrary claims, meaning that they can both
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  • Fall '17
  • Moore,Brooke Noel
  • Logic, categorical claims, Categorical Logic

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