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  • Waiter! There's a cranberry morpheme in my mince pie syllogism.

    June 17, 2009

  • Elizabeth Anscombe's retort to the idea of a practical syllogism: that if there was a special kind of syllogism for reasoning about what one ought to do, we might as well speak of a distinct kind of syllogism for any topic, such as mince pies. 'The peculiarity of this would be that it was about mince pies, and an example would be "All mince pies have suet in them – this is a mince pie – therefore etc."'

    June 16, 2009