Syllogisms

Conditional 1: If you know how to draw, then you know how to paint.

Conditional 2: If you know how to paint then you are an artist.

A] Construct a correct syllogism from the 2 conditionals.

If those who know how to draw know how to paint and those who know how to paint are artists then those who know how to draw are artists.

B] Construct an incorrect statement from the 2 conditionals that kind of looks like a syllogism.

If those who know how to draw know how to paint and those who know how to paint know how to draw then those who are an artist know how to paint.

2) Create another pair of conditionals, but make at least one of them false in the real world.

Conditional 1: If you eats plants and vegetables, then you are a vegetarian.

Conditional 2: If you eat meat then you are a carnivore.

A] Construct a correct syllogism that is logically true but is NOT true in the real world.

If vegetarians eat plants and vegetables and carnivores eat meat, then all vegetarians eat meat.

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One thought on “Syllogisms

  1. senyaleo November 28, 2016 / 9:12 PM

    The second syllogism is incorrect because Ellen Degeneres is a vegetarian and does not eat meat.

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