Illogic Primer Quotes Clippings Books and Bibliography Paper Trails Links Film

Syllogistic Errors

The fallacies in this section are all cases of invalid categorical syllogisms. A categorical syllogism is an argument consisting of exactly three categorical propositions (two premises and a conclusion) in which there appear a total of exactly three categorical terms, each of which is used exactly twice. For example, the classic: (1) All men are mortal. (2) Socrates is a man. Therefore, (3) Socrates is mortal.