## [lit-ideas] Re: Try a Logic Problem

• From: JimKandJulieB@xxxxxxx
• To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
• Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 21:39:32 EDT

```Where DID JL go, anyway?

Julie Krueger

========Original  Message========     Subj: [lit-ideas] Re: Try a Logic
Problem  Date: 6/27/06 8:56:37 P.M. Central Daylight Time  From:
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1.
Running means to run.
Horses  run.
Therefore swiftly running horses run.

2.
The Don is a  river.
Swiftly flows the Don.
Swiftly run the horses.
Therefore Don is  a horse.
Therefore a horse is a river.
Hippo means horse,
Patamos means  river.
Therefore horses are hippopatomases.
So are rivers.

JL would  support this logic if he were still subscribing.

Mike  Geary
Memphis

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Paul"  <rpaul@xxxxxxxx>
To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday,  June 27, 2006 7:23 PM
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Try a Logic  Problem

> (A) Horses run swiftly, so horses run.
>
>  That is, it clearly seems to follow from their running swiftly that they
> run.
>
> Yet it's extremely difficult to formalize this  straightforward inference
> (without adding a prima facie otiose  premise).
>
> The best attempts to put (A) in recognizable logical  form will win three
> weeks at the Mutton College Logic Camp, in  Sheepskin, Nebraska. Camp
> begins July 3.
>
> Robert  Paul
> Director
> Logic at Mutton 2006
>
> Visit us at  inference.com
>
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