And that this Art is Profitable...It consisteth therefore chiefly in Proofs; which are Inferences: and all Inferences being Syllogismes, a Logician, if he would observe the difference between a plain Syllogisme, and an Enthymeme
, (which is a Rhetoricall Syllogisme,) would make the best Rhetorician.
The syllogism and enthymeme
(deductive forms) (47) and the induction and example (inductive forms) (48) are topoi of arrangement in science, mathematics, and rhetorical demonstration.
I argue that, as composition and rhetoric faculty, we should adopt a rhetorical approach to the teaching of rhetoric itself, which may require subordinating the exalted enthymeme
to the common CLAM.
To help them participate in such protean discourse, online interlocutors often look for what are now called "Internet memes," rhetorical cousins of the Aristotelian enthymeme
. (32) Richard Dawkins introduced the larger idea of a meme in his The Selfish Gene, proposing it as "a noun that conveys the idea of a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation." (33) Memes, some suggest, live in an environment of selection, in which some spread and mutate, others quickly disappear, mental analogues of physical genes.
For many, this may seem like a classical example of material inference, yet Stainton treats it as an enthymeme
whose missing additional premise (that ali red things are coloured) makes it formally valid.
It expresses itself, not in a mere enunciation, but by an enthymeme
Computer games persuade most effectively by structuring an argument as a "procedural enthymeme
," a partially constructed syllogism that the game player fills in.
or 'orator's demonstration' is generally 'the most effective of the modes of persuasion' (1355a7).
Expressing causes and effects of types thinking and assessment of viability and reliability of thing through communication requires to apply both qualitative and quantitative syllogistic and enthymeme
reasoning to discover and state the status of truth.
: it is of the nature of science from the first, and in this
What's happened here of course in our society is an enthymeme
that continues today: tax equals social programs, equals black benefit.
This is an enthymeme
that in the US we have learnt from postmodern activist groups like Transgender Menace, Queer Nation, ACT UP, and The Lesbian Avengers, but one which most critical theorists outside of queer studies remain symptomatically ignorant of and which some Marxist queer theorists--e.g., Morton (1996)--continue to dispute.