Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Premises: premises are assumptions within logical conclusions. From them follows a conclusion. Premises are written in a separate line. This makes them different from implications written in one line that contain an antecedent with one or more conditions and a post-sentence. See also syllogisms.
 
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Condition / premise / conclusion / closure / Frege: Conditions are not assumptions - many mathematicians are wrong on this point. - Error: to take a thought whose truth is not yet fixed, and to draw conclusions from it. - A premise is actually e.g. "(if C then B)" - then the truth of C may still be open.

F I
G. Frege
Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik Stuttgart 1987

F II
G. Frege
Funktion, Begriff, Bedeutung Göttingen 1994

F IV
G. Frege
Logische Untersuchungen Göttingen 1993


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-26