FOM: Questions about Polya's "Plausible Reasoning"

Roger Bishop Jones rbjones at
Mon Jan 15 05:05:29 EST 2001

"D. E. (Steve) Stevenson" wrote:
> George Polya in [1] makes two statements that are not attributed. I am
> interested in knowing the references.
> 1. He has a long quote from Aristotle "A syllogism is a discourse in which,
> certain things being stated, something other than that what is stated
> follows of necessity from their being so."

This is from the Prior Analytics, Book 1 Part 1 para 4.

Roger Jones
RBJones at

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