Aristotillean%20theory%20and%20the%20Boolean%20theory%20may%20base%20themselves%20on%20the%20same%

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Aristotillean theory and the Boolean theory may base themselves on the same format. A-E-I-O propositions, a square of opposition, “No P are S”, etc. The format may have similarities, but the whole philosophy and goals behind the two theories are staggeringly different. Aristotle was a Greek philosopher who lived circa 350 BC, studied under Plato, and was the founding Father of Logic. He combined the arts with physics, politics, poetry, and rhetoric to gain insight and share his ideas of formal logic with the world and the generations to come. Aristotillean logic is not based solely on mathematical forms and takes into account the diverse, complex nature of humanity, while formulating a system to which we can deductively break down the components of human language and communication. Basically, we have arguing down to a science! Traditional theory starts out just as the Boolean theory with four standard form propositions. These are never to be deviated from, unless using substitution methods. We translate our everyday language into these four propositions and only these. They go by A, E, I, and O, and are as follows: A: All S are P E: No S are P I: Some S are P And O: Some S are not P The words “all, some and no” are called quantifiers because they represent the quantity of the subject class that is included or excluded form the predicate class. The words “are, and are not” are called the copula because they join the subject
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2010 for the course POS 111 taught by Professor Waller,d during the Spring '09 term at Front Range Community College.

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