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Material Logic

Material reason provides the content for an argument or proposition, and may produce material fallacies

Sometimes referred to as ‘informal logic’, the content of terms and propositions.

According to the three activities of reason, the process of apprehension especially produces concerns of material logic.

The Ten Categories

  1. Substance
  2. Quantity
  3. Quality
  4. Relation
  5. Place
  6. Time
  7. Posture
  8. Possession
  9. Action
  10. Passion

The Five Predicables

  1. Essence
  2. Accident
  3. Genus
  4. Species
  5. Difference

The Four Causes

  • Efficient
  • Formal
  • Material
  • Final

Material Fallacies may arise by the mis-application of this art.

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Mathematics

Mathematics is the art of recognizing numerical patterns in God’s revelation. – Michaela Farrell. (In Lingua Latina: Mathe ̄matica est ars agnoscentis exempla ̄ra numero ̄rum in reve ̄la ̄tio…

Mathematics is the art of recognizing numerical patterns in God’s revelation. – Michaela Farrell. (In Lingua Latina: Mathe ̄matica est ars agnoscentis exempla ̄ra numero ̄rum in reve ̄la ̄tio ̄ne De ̄ı.)

  1. Arithmetic is that branch of mathematics dealing with the study of numbers directly, particularly the properties of the traditional operations between them – addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. – Wikipedia.
  2.  Algebra is that branch of mathematics dealing with the manipulation of symbols to solve equations and inequalities.
  3. Statistics is that branch of mathematics dealing with the collection, analysis, interpretation, presentation, and organization of data. – Wikipedia

 

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