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Summer 1997 Situations in Which Disjunctive Syllogism Can Lead from True Premises to a False Conclusion
S. V. Bhave
Notre Dame J. Formal Logic 38(3): 398-405 (Summer 1997). DOI: 10.1305/ndjfl/1039700746

Abstract

Disjunctive Syllogism, that is, the inference from 'not-A or B' and 'A', to 'B' can lead from true premises to a false conclusion if each of the sentences 'A' and 'not-A' is a statement of a partial truth such that affirming one of them amounts to denying the other, without each being the contradictory of the other. Such sentences inevitably occur whenever a situation which for its proper precise description needs the use of expressions such as 'most probably true' and so forth, is described (less precisely) by sentences not containing such expressions.

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S. V. Bhave. "Situations in Which Disjunctive Syllogism Can Lead from True Premises to a False Conclusion." Notre Dame J. Formal Logic 38 (3) 398 - 405, Summer 1997. https://doi.org/10.1305/ndjfl/1039700746

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Published: Summer 1997
First available in Project Euclid: 12 December 2002

zbMATH: 0910.03003
MathSciNet: MR1624958
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1305/ndjfl/1039700746

Subjects:
Primary: 03B47
Secondary: 03A05

Rights: Copyright © 1997 University of Notre Dame

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