The Deductibility of the Categorical Syllogisms AII-1 from the Perspective of Knowledge Reasoning

Volume 9, Issue 3, June 2024     |     PP. 91-98      |     PDF (252 K)    |     Pub. Date: June 8, 2024
DOI: 10.54647/physics140624    13 Downloads     420 Views  


Qing Cao, School of Philosophy, Anhui University, China
Jing Xu, School of Marxism, Anhui Medical University, China

This paper aims to realize the reduction between/among different valid categorical syllogisms and establish a concise formal axiomatic system for categorical syllogistic. Making full use of the tripartite structure of categorical propositions, the symmetry of no and some, the definable relationship between the quantifier all and the other three Aristotelian quantifiers, and some reasoning rules and facts in first-order logic, this paper takes the syllogism AII-1 as a basic axiom and derives the remaining 23 valid syllogisms. It is hoped that this research will not only promote the development of modern logic, but also provide assistance for machine reasoning in artificial intelligence.

categorical syllogisms; knowledge reasoning; symmetry; deductibility

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Qing Cao, Jing Xu, The Deductibility of the Categorical Syllogisms AII-1 from the Perspective of Knowledge Reasoning , SCIREA Journal of Physics. Volume 9, Issue 3, June 2024 | PP. 91-98. 10.54647/physics140624


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