from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In logic, the mnemonic name of a mood of the first figure of syllogism.
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[Footnote: Let not the reader confound the fallacy here described with legitimately negative inferences such as those drawn in the mood 'celarent' of the logic-books.]
Barbara, celarent, darii, square of opposition and all that. posted by John at 10: 15 AM
It is one of those verses that Joseph Warton would have liked in secret, that Dr. Johnson would have proved to be untranslatable into reasonable prose, and which the imagination welcomes at once without caring whether it be exactly conformable to _barbara_ or _celarent_.
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