from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The premise containing the major term in a syllogism.
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- n. In a categorical syllogism, the premise whose terms are the syllogism's major term and middle term.
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- n. That premise of a syllogism that contains the major term (which is the predicate of the conclusion). Contrasted to
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- n. the premise of a syllogism that contains the major term (which is the predicate of the conclusion)
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If survival of consciousness is real, and therefore discarnate intention—including the genuine capacity for intelligence, creativity, choice, playfulness, and willfulness—exists after we die, then a major premise of many spiritual philosophies is plausible—that life after death exists.