minor premise: Socialism provides for the happiness of every human being.
The conclusion was right, but the minor premise was disputable.
Such a conclusion would indeed be binding, but at the same time quite worthless, for it only repeats the minor premise.
(b) When the minor premise is affirmative the conclusion must be particular.
It becomes incumbent on the advocate of laissez-faire to "prove his minor premise."
In Camestres, however, the minor premise is negative; and, as this is impossible in Fig.
Avoid the use of the "major premise, minor premise, argument, and logical conclusion."
The minor premise is an hypothesis that the preparation contains X.
In the next place, the minor premise of this argument is assumed.
If for our minor premise we affirm that here is a normal man, we do so on the ground of observation.
late 14c., from Old French silogisme "a syllogism," from Latin syllogismus, from Greek syllogismos "a syllogism," originally "inference, conclusion, computation, calculation," from syllogizesthai "bring together, premise, conclude," literally "think together," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + logizesthai "to reason, count," from logos "a reckoning, reason" (see logos).