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|Abstract||Logic is an ancient discipline that, ever since its inception some 2500 years ago, has been concerned with the analysis of patterns of valid reasoning. Aristotle ﬁrst developed the theory of the syllogism (a valid argument form involving predicates and quantiﬁers), and later the Stoics singled out patterns of propositional argumentation (involving sentential connectives). The study of logic ﬂourished in ancient times and during the middle ages, when logic was regarded, together with grammar and rhetoric (the other two disciplines of the trivium), as the foundation of humanistic education|
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