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Examples of Syllogism Middle School High School College Syllogism is a form of deductive reasoning where you arrive at a specific conclusion by examining two other premises or ideas. Syllogism derives from the Greek word syllogismos , meaning conclusion or inference. Some syllogisms contain three components: Major Premise Minor Premise Conclusion For Example: All roses are flowers (major premise). This is a rose (minor premise). Therefore, I am holding a flower (conclusion). Types of Syllogism The type of syllogism that typically contains these three components is categorical syllogism . However, there are two other major kinds of syllogism. We'll discuss each one here, plus enthymemes and syllogistic fallacy. Categorical Syllogism As we know, our first example about roses was a categorical syllogism. Categorical syllogisms follow an "If A is part of C, then B is part of C" logic. Let's look at some more examples. All cars have wheels. I drive a car. Therefore, my car has wheels. o Major Premise : All cars have wheels. o Minor Premise : I drive a car. o Conclusion : My car has wheels.
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