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  • noun Plural form of enthymeme.


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  • Arguments pursued in these poems take the form of "enthymemes," curtal syllogisms, which like the epideictic mode are a legacy of the

    'A darkling plain': Hemans, Byron and _The Sceptic; A Poem_

  • Every one who effects persuasion through proof does in fact use either enthymemes or examples: there is no other way….

    Aristotle's Rhetoric - Selected Moments

  • It is evident, therefore, that the propositions forming the basis of enthymemes, though some of them may be

    Aristotle's Rhetoric - Selected Moments

  • I keep thinking about the construction of argument, particularly the construction of enthymemes.

    Some other things I’ve been thinking about « Dyepot, Teapot

  • In as many ways as we can change things which are equivalent to one another, in just so many ways we can change the forms of arguments and enthymemes in argumentation.

    The Discourses of Epictetus

  • Most enthymemes are in fact based upon these particular or special Lines of Argument; comparatively few on the common or general kind.


  • Now if you have proofs to bring forward, bring them forward, and your moral discourse as well; if you have no enthymemes, then fall back upon moral discourse: after all, it is more fitting for a good man to display himself as an honest fellow than as a subtle reasoner.


  • Refutative enthymemes are more popular than demonstrative ones: their logical cogency is more striking: the facts about two opposites always stand out clearly when the two are nut side by side.


  • We will begin, as we must begin, by observing that there are two kinds of enthymemes.


  • Objections and Refutations, showing how they can be brought to bear upon enthymemes.



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