question Book I Logic
I have a question about lesson 12 - Day 3 in Traditional Logic Book 1
All gorgons have snakey hair
Medusa has snakey hair
Therefore, Medusa is a gorgon
I think these are A , A, A staements
The key has the conclusion as followed:
Medusa - distributed
gorgon - distributed
IF the conclusion is an A statement shouldn't gorgon be undistributed
There is another one that has me confused also:
Some merry men live in Sherwood Forest
All archers are merry men
Therefore, some archers live in Sherwood Forest
I think these are I, A, I
The conclusion (assuming it is an I statement) should read:
archers - undistributed
Sherwood Forest - undistributed
The key has archers as distributed
Am I missing something when it comes to distributed/undistributed???
Thanks for any help.
These are errors in the key. In other words, the distribution status of the two conclusions you ask about are incorrect. They should comport with the kind of statements they are: A statements have a distributed subject and an undistributed predicate, and I statements have an undistributed subject and predicate.
Sorry for the confusion. These errors will be corrected in the next edition.
Thank you for pointing them out.
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