A Diagrammatic Calculus of Syllogisms
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A diagrammatic logical calculus for the syllogistic reasoning is introduced and discussed. We prove that a syllogism is valid if and only if it is provable in the calculus.
KeywordsSyllogism Venn-Peirce diagram Syllogistic diagram
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