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What is deductive reasoning and how did the ancient Greeks use it?
Deductive reasoning is the process of reaching a conclusion that is guaranteed to follow, if the evidence provided is true and the reasoning used to reach the conclusion is correct. [ The conclusion also must be based only on the evidence previously provided; it cannot contain new information about the subject matter. Deductive reasoning was first described by the ancient Greek philosophers such
as Aristotle. Ancient Greek philosophy arose in the 6th century BCE and continued through the Hellenistic period, at which point Ancient Greece was incorporated in the Roman Empire. They used deductive reasoning to choose philosophies. - See more at: ]
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What is an example of how the ancient Greeks used deductive reasoning?
Weegy: There are thousands upon thousands of possible examples depending on how general or specific you want to be. In the case of basic logic used in both math/science and philosophy, you have the argument form called the syllogism. e.g. [ All men are mortal. Socrates is a man. Therefore, Socrates is mortal. ] User: What is an example of an ancient Greek philosophy that was formed using deductive reasoning? Weegy: A subdivision of Philosophy is Logic. Logic is the study of reasoning. [ Deduction is a form of reasoning in which a conclusion One classic example of deductive reasoning is that found in syllogisms like the following: Premise 1: All humans are mortal. Premise 2: Socrates is a human. Conclusion: Socrates is mortal. The reasoning in this argument is valid, because there is no way in which the premises, 1 and 2, could be true and the conclusion, 3, be false ] (More)
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