On the Necessity of Syllogisms

On the Necessity of Syllogisms To Attain Reasoned Truth

Description: a Syllogism is a set of propositions that prove a conclusion by means of a middle term.

THESIS: The truth of all reasoning is caused by a proposition known to be true.

M: Truth as known reduces to the proposition
m: All reasoning is the attainment of truth from a truth already known

(con. becomes minor) So reasoning is reduces to a known proposition.
M: But everything that reduces to something is ultimitely caused by that same something.

So the truth of all reasoning is caused by some proposition known as true.

THESIS: The propositions that cause the truth of the conclusion contain a middle term.

M: Propositions reduce to simple propositions.
m: Truth as known reduces to the proposition.

So a truth as known reduces to a simple proposition.

But every known truth is either self-evident or proveable
definition: A self evident proposition means that the subject and the predicate have no intrinsic middle term
proveable means that the subject and the predicate have an intrinsic middle term

But the conclusion of a line of reasoning is clearly proveable.
So the conclusion of a line of reasoning reduces to a simple proposition(s) with an intrinsic middle term(s).

But the truth of a line of reasoning is being caused by another proposition (above)
So the truth of a line of reasoning is being caused by a middle term contained in another proposition.

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