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    Traditional Logic II CH. 12 Question 26. a.

    CH 12 #26a


    Major: All procedures that destroy an innocent human life(M) are wrong(P)

    Minor:All abortions(S) are procedures that destroy an innocent human life(M)

    Proof:
    The destruction of a fetus(M) is a procedure that destroys an innocent human life(P)

    All abortion(S) is the destruction of a fetus(P)

    Therefore, all abortions(S) are procedures that destroy an innocent human life(P)

    Conclusion: Therefore, all abortion(S) is wrong.(P)

    BARBARA - valid?

    Is this correct? This is the answer my son gave.

    The answer in the teacher guide had the major and minor premise flipped, how is that valid?

    (I posted this in the wrong forum originally.)
    Courtney
    Mom to 5 boys-14,13,10,8,5 and the girls- 3 and 1

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    Re: Traditional Logic II CH. 12 Question 26. a.

    Hi Courtney,

    The only thing I see that is wrong with your son's syllogism is that in the proof, "destruction of a fetus" should be marked as the middle term in both premises. However, he is correct that All procedures that destroy an innocent human life(M) are wrong(P) is the major premise and Minor:All abortions(S) are procedures that destroy an innocent human life(M) is the minor premise. Otherwise it wouldn't be first figure (which is sub-prae). Does all that make sense?

    I'll get this error fixed in our teacher key. Apologies!

    Paul
    Paul Schaeffer
    --
    Academy Director
    Memoria Press Online Academy

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      Re: Traditional Logic II CH. 12 Question 26. a.

      That was my mistake with the labeling so he got it right! I would be more confident teaching this course if more of these things were labeled within the problems in the teacher guide, such as the P, M and S.

      Thanks for the help.
      Courtney
      Mom to 5 boys-14,13,10,8,5 and the girls- 3 and 1

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