Square of Opposition.docx - 1 Square of Opposition Kristina Willmon West Coast University Phil 341 Dr.Arnold March 6 2020 2 Square of Opposition The

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1 Square of Opposition Kristina Willmon West Coast University Phil 341 Dr.Arnold March 6, 2020
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2 Square of Opposition The theory of Aristotelian or traditional logic is also known as categorical logic developed by Aristotle, which analyzes deductive arguments to a logical statement. Deductive arguments explain that if a premise is true, then the conclusion must be true. Categorical logic helps test statement or claim for validity by “teach[ing] us to become more careful and precise in our own thinking” (Moore & Parker, 2017, p. 245). To test the logic of a claim we use the Square of Opposition which determines the logical relations between each. Each statement must be written in standard-form claims in order to use the square of opposition. There are rules to the standard form claims, such that “only nouns and noun phrases will work,” in the subject and predicate, and must be a deductive argument (Moore & Parker, 2017, p.245). The standard form claim has four parts to make a logically sentence. A sentence must
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