Syllogizing
Syllogize Syl"lo*gize, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Syllogized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Syllogizing}.] [Gr. ?: cf. F. syllogiser.] To reason by means of syllogisms. [1913 Webster]

Men have endeavored . . . to teach boys to syllogize, or frame arguments and refute them, without any real inward knowledge of the question. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]


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  • Syllogize — Syl lo*gize, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Syllogized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Syllogizing}.] [Gr. ?: cf. F. syllogiser.] To reason by means of syllogisms. [1913 Webster] Men have endeavored . . . to teach boys to syllogize, or frame arguments and refute them,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Syllogized — Syllogize Syl lo*gize, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Syllogized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Syllogizing}.] [Gr. ?: cf. F. syllogiser.] To reason by means of syllogisms. [1913 Webster] Men have endeavored . . . to teach boys to syllogize, or frame arguments and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • syllogize — syllogization, n. syllogizer, n. /sil euh juyz /, v.i., v.t., syllogized, syllogizing. to argue or reason by syllogism. Also, esp. Brit., syllogise. [1375 1425; late ME silogysen < LL syllogizare < Gk syllogízesthai to reason, equiv. to syl SYL + …   Universalium

  • animal thought — In the philosophy of mind as well as ethics the treatment of animals exposes major problems. If other animals differ from human beings, how is the difference to be characterized: do animals think and reason, or have thoughts and beliefs? In… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • syllogize — [sil′ə jīz΄] vi., vt. syllogized, syllogizing [ME sylogysen < ML syllogizare] to reason or infer by the use of syllogisms …   English World dictionary

  • syllogization — ˌsiləjə̇ˈzāshən, ˌjīˈz noun ( s) Etymology: Medieval Latin syllogization , syllogizatio, from Late Latin syllogizatus (past participle of syllogizare) + Latin ion , io ion : the act or process of syllogizing …   Useful english dictionary

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