Celarent


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Celarent

a mnemonic word to represent a syllogistic argument in the first figure, in which there is one universal negative and one universal affirmative premise and a universal negative conclusion.
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What, then, is the basis of Aristotle's confidence that his rules of inference, the perfect syllogisms Barbara and Celarent in particular, are sound?
The first figure asserts four complete deductions: two universal deductions with the affirmative Barbara and the privative Celarent, and two particular deductions with the affirmative Darii and the privative Ferio.
The axioms are perfect syllogisms such as Barbara and Celarent, while the items proved are the imperfect syllogisms.