CQ1 and CQ3 challenge the acceptability of the major premise and the minor premise
This formula reduces decision-making to an Aristotelian syllogism with the law (L) as the major premise, the facts (F) as the minor premise
, and the decision (D) as the conclusion of the syllogism.
All four arguments have three parts: major premise, minor premise
The verification task prompts participants to engage in the first step while the inference task plus the negative minor premise
"not-B" prompt people to engage in the second step.
While a so-called middle term is common to the two premises, the other two terms are the major extreme in the major premise and the minor extreme in the minor premise
Within the context of the minor premise
that all human beings are entitled to human rights, this is no trivial matter.
The rational psychologist's argument for the truth of the minor premise
attempts to extend the necessity that all thoughts can be accompanied by the 'I think' to a positive conclusion concerning the nature of the 'I' that thinks.
But those three, and the reader himself, must recognize that the problem with the argument is not with the minor premise
, on which Saruman concentrates, but with the major: a defensive war is not the equivalent of murder.
Here the comparative argumentation from the minor premise
to the major is set up between the universality of Adam's sin and the universality of Christ's grace: 'Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death came through sin, and so death spread to all because all have sinned (after the insertion of verses 13 and 14, the comparison continues) 'But the free gift is not like the trespass.
The middle statement, the minor premise
, refers to a particular example of that generalization, leading to the conclusion that the minor premise
must agree with the major one.
Thus, as a minor premise
, the emergence of proper word separation over the course of the medieval period was likely the single most important factor enhancing readers' ability to comprehend written text rapidly and silently.
The minor premise
of Rehnquist's syllogism was that the principal in IOLTA programs is private property belonging to clients.