Donald Trump, Socrates And Syllogisms

For hundreds, if not thousands, of years, the following example has often been used to illustrate a categorical syllogism:

  • All men are mortal
  • Socrates is a man
  • Ergo, Socrates is mortal

I suggest we replace the traditional example with a new one:

  • Any person who calls for barring all Muslims from entering the U.S. is a bigoted moron jackass
  • Donald Trump is a person who has called for barring all Muslims from entering the U.S.
  • Ergo, Donald Trump is a ______. (Need I fill in the blank?)

 


One Comment on “Donald Trump, Socrates And Syllogisms”

  1. Ronald Gold says:

    Trump is not a moron, but he is a bigoted jackass who spouts inflammatory sound bites that are repeatedly played by the media. The morons are the people who buy his superficial one liners and will vote for him.


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