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12: Aristotelian Logic and Venn-Euler Diagrams

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    • Contributed by Bradley H. Dowden
    • Professor (Philosophy) at California State University Sacramento

    Although there is no system of logic that can be used on all deductive arguments to successfully determine whether they are valid, the system of class logic and its method of Venn-Euler diagrams can be used successfully on the arguments that can be interpreted as being about classes, such as sets or collections. Class logic was created by Aristotle in ancient Greece, but it has undergone some development since then, although this chapter does not discuss that development.

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