PHIL 341_Week 6_Square of Opposition.docx - Running head WEEK SIX ESSAY 1 Square of Opposition XXXXXXX West Coast University WEEK SIX ESSAY 2\"Square of

# PHIL 341_Week 6_Square of Opposition.docx - Running head...

• 4
• 100% (5) 5 out of 5 people found this document helpful

This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 4 pages.

Running head: WEEK SIX ESSAY 1 Square of Opposition XXXXXXX West Coast University
WEEK SIX ESSAY 2 "Square of opposition, in traditional logic, is a diagram exhibiting four forms of a categorical proposition, or statement, with the same subject and predicate, together with their pairwise relationships" (Encyclopaedia Britannica, n.d.). Categorical propositions are propositions that disclose a simple relationship between a subject and a predicate. They have no logical connection like "if, then" Categorical propositions include four elements: a subject, a predicate, a copula, and a quantity expression. There are four types of categorical claims, universal affirmative (A) statement, the universal negative (E) statement, the particular affirmative (I) statement, and lastly, the particular negative (O) statement. The universal affirmative (A) has the standard form "All." In these, it is universally stated that the term subject encompasses the class of the predicate term. Universal negative (E) are propositions that have the standard form "None." Where it is universally denied that the term subject comprises the