15a Some More Three-Item Syllogisms

THE LOGIC OF CAUSATIONPhase Two: MicroanalysisChapter 15 - Some More Three-Item Syllogisms1.Special Cases of Three-Item Syllogism2.Dealing with Negatives.In the previous chapter, we examined positive absolute three-item syllogism. In the present chapter, we shall look for other syllogistic forms, involving relative or negative causative propositions. But keep in mind that this endeavor does not exhaust the [...]

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14a Main Three-Item Syllogisms

THE LOGIC OF CAUSATIONPhase Two: MicroanalysisChapter 14-Main Three-ItemSyllogisms1. Applying Microanalysis to Syllogism2. The Moduses of Premises3. The Moduses of Conclusions.4. Dealing with Vaguer Propositions.1. Applying Microanalysis to Syllogism.We shall now begin to use microanalytic methods for the understanding and solution of syllogistic problems. In this way, we shall develop an advanced and general theory of [...]

14a Main Three-Item Syllogisms2023-01-05T11:50:51+02:00

13 Some More Microanalyses

THE LOGIC OF CAUSATIONPhase Two: MicroanalysisChapter 13-Some More Microanalyses1.Relatives Weaks2.Items of Negative Polarity in Two-Item Framework3.Items of Negative Polarity in Three-Item Framework4.Categoricals and Conditionals1.Relative Weaks.We have in the previous chapter identified the alternative moduses of the absolute weak determinations and their derivatives. We will here ascertain those of relative weaks and their derivatives. In a [...]

13 Some More Microanalyses2023-01-05T11:54:38+02:00

12a Systematic Microanalysis

THE LOGIC OF CAUSATIONPhase Two: MicroanalysisChapter 12-Systematic Microanalysis1.Grand Matrices2.Moduses in a Two-Item Framework3.Catalogue of Moduses, for Three Items4.Enumeration of Moduses, for Three Items5.Comparing Frameworks1.Grand Matrices.Our study of causative propositions, in a first phase, consisted in conception of positive forms, their dissection into defining clauses, and their matricial analysis, or more precisely their macroanalysis. That provided [...]

12a Systematic Microanalysis2023-01-05T11:56:42+02:00

11 Piecemeal Microanalysis

THE LOGIC OF CAUSATIONPhase Two: MicroanalysisChapter 11 -Piecemeal Microanalysis1.Binary Coding and Unraveling2.The Generic Determinations3.Contraction and Expansion4.Intersection, Nullification and Merger5.Negation1.Binary Coding and Unraveling.We have developed a theory of causative propositions and arguments (eductions and syllogisms) by means of an analysis of the possibilities and impossibilities implied for the various combinations of the items concerned. This was [...]

11 Piecemeal Microanalysis2023-01-05T11:59:14+02:00

10 Wrapping Up Phase One

THE LOGIC OF CAUSATIONPhase One: MacroanalysisChapter 10 -Wrapping Up Phase One1.Highlights of Findings.2.Modes of Causation.3.Gaps and Loose Ends.1.Highlights of FindingsI will stop the first phase of my research on the logic of causation at this point. Not just because I do not think it is worth going further into minutiae. I in fact do not [...]

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9 Squeezing Out More

THE LOGIC OF CAUSATIONPhase One: MacroanalysisChapter 9 -Squeezing Out More Information1.The Interactions of Determinations.2. Negative Moods3. Negative Conclusions from Positive Moods.4. Imperfect Moods1.The Interactions of Determinations.Before considering the possibility of other inferences from causative propositions, let us summarize and extend the results obtained thus far, and especially try and understand them in a global perspective. [...]

9 Squeezing Out More2023-01-05T12:02:36+02:00

8a Matricial Analyses

THE LOGIC OF CAUSATIONPhase One: MacroanalysisChapter 8 -Matricial Analyses.1.Matricial Analysis.2.Crucial Matricial Analyses in Figure 1.3. Crucial Matricial Analyses in Figure 2.4. Crucial Matricial Analyses in Figure 3.1.Matricial Analysis.We will in this chapter show the matricial analyses on the basis of which moods were declared valid or invalid in previous chapters.Now, thematrixunderlying a syllogism may be [...]

8a Matricial Analyses2023-01-05T12:03:53+02:00

7a Reduction of Positive Moods

THE LOGIC OF CAUSATIONPhase One: MacroanalysisChapter 7 -Reduction of Positive Moods.1.Reduction.2.Reductions in Figure 1.3.Reductions in Figure 2.4.Reductions in Figure 3.Section 1.Reduction.The method of reduction was first theoretically identified by Aristotle, though of course it had been practically used by human beings long before. Reduction, in its broadest sense, consists in showing that an argument is [...]

7a Reduction of Positive Moods2023-01-05T12:05:15+02:00

6 List of Positive Moods

THE LOGIC OF CAUSATIONPhase One: MacroanalysisChapter 6 -List of Positive Moods.1.Valid and Invalid Moods.2.Moods in Figure 1.3.Moods in Figure 2.4.Moods in Figure 3.1.Valid and Invalid Moods.As we have seen in the preceding chapter, causative syllogism with both premises affirmative has 64 conceivable moods in each of three figures. In the present chapter, we shall list [...]

6 List of Positive Moods2023-01-05T12:06:38+02:00
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