A syllogism is a type of logical argument in which a conclusion is drawn from two or more premises.  A typical syllogism is as follows.  Premise 1) All men are mortal.  Premise 2) Socrates is a man.  Conclusion 3) Socrates is mortal.  Therefore, a syllogism is a type of deductive argument consisting of a major premise, a minor premise, and a conclusion.




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