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Forming a correct syllogism

Forming a correct syllogism

Part of an ongoing series of teachings based on Daniel Perdue’s book, The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Logic: An Asian Approach to Analytical Thinking Drawn from Indian and Tibetan Sources.

  • Examples of syllogisms from everyday life
  • What makes a syllogism invalid?
  • Similar class and dissimilar class
  • The three modes of a correct sign or reason
  • Requirements of a proper syllogism and the basis of relation

24 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: Forming a Correct Syllogism (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.