Valid syllogisms

Valid syllogisms

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.

  • Correctly understanding the kindness of others
  • Simplifying syllogisms for clarity
  • Why we think our happiness is more important than others’
  • Two valid patterns for creating syllogisms
  • How to use negatives when forming syllogisms

28 The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate: Valid Syllogisms (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.