The bare forms of syllogistic are a useless item of knowledge unless they are applied to concrete thought.
But without one universal premiss at least, there can be no syllogistic proof.
The syllogistic form cannot in such cases pretend to be a simplification of the argument.
By this explanation we are released from the dilemma into which the syllogistic and non-syllogistic party had together thrown us.
The real discipline of syllogistic Logic lies in the reduction of common speech to these forms.
When Mr. Mill commenced his labors, the only logic recognized was the syllogistic.
But for syllogistic purposes the distinctions have no relevance.
He does not teach us to argue by means of syllogisms, but asserts the fact that all reasoning is syllogistic.
Consequently Aristotle developed the science of logic mainly as a syllogistic technique or instrument of demonstration.
It made up in audacious, often extravagant, affirmations what it lacked in syllogistic strength.