ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD A FORTIORI
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PRONUNCIATION OF A FORTIORI
GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF A FORTIORI
is an adverb
is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.
WHAT DOES A FORTIORI MEAN IN ENGLISH?
A fortiori argument
An a fortiori argument
/ˈɑː fɔːrtɪˈoʊriː/ is an "argument from a yet stronger reason." For example, if it has been established that a person is dead, then one can with equal or greater certainty argue that the person is not breathing. "Being dead" trumps other arguments that might be made to show that the person is not breathing, such as for instance, not seeing any sign of breathing. An a fortiori
argument draws upon existing confidence in a proposition to argue in favor of a second proposition that is held to be implicit in the first. The second proposition may be considered "weaker," and therefore the arguer adduces a "stronger" proposition to support it.
Definition of a fortiori in the English dictionary
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A FORTIORI»
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Logic: Innovations, History and Assessments
From this example we see that what Wiseman means by “inductive a fortiori
argument” is not something formally distinct from “deductive a fortiori argument,”
but merely an incompletely formed a fortiori argument, a merely 'potential' a
Avi Sion, 2013
Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah
The overall form of the a fortiori is not: 'Scripture says \, a fortiori does it say y, but
rather 'x is the case (as Scripture says . . . 1, a fortiori is y the case.' The borderline
status of the a fortiori with regard to the involvement of biblical wording is ...
Alexander Samely, 2002
The Modes of Thought of Rabbinic Judaism
44:4-8): B. Said R. Ishmael, "This is one of the ten examples of the argument a
fortiori that are stated in the Torah. C. '"Behold, the money which we found in the
mouth of our sacks we brought back to you from the land of Canaan.' Now the ...
Jacob Neusner, 2000
Judaic Logic: A
Formal Analysis of Biblical, Talmudic and ...
3. THE. FORMALITIES. OF. A-FORTIORI. LOGIC. We shall in this chapter present,
as a propaedeutic, the main formalities of a- fortiori logic and in the next three
chapters consider its roots and applications within Judaic logic44. All the findings
Avi Sion, 1995
Garner's Modern American Usage
You're surely better off sticking to English phrases. a fortiori (/ah for-shee-or-ee/
or /ay for-shee-or-i/), a term most commonly used in logic and argumentation, is
an adverb meaning “by even greater force of logic; so much the more.” The
Bryan Garner, 2009
An Islamic Philosophy of Virtuous Religions: Introducing ...
(2) Alfarabi adds to this his “a fortiori argument.” If Islam is to achieve its ambition
of bringing its virtuous religion to the entire world, then every city and every
nation must become virtuous in its own right. If it is impossible for one truly
Joshua Parens, 2012
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Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken, 2010
Bayesian Inference in Psychological Research
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Milton L. Lavin, 2011
Elements of mental philosophy: embracing the two departments ...
Of reasoning a fortiori. Another process of ratiocination is denominated reasoning
a fortiori. This consists in deducing a proposition as true from another known or
admitted proposition, the truth of which is less obvious or less probable. Hence ...
Thomas Cogswell Upham, 1848
Studies in the History of Arabic Grammar II: Proceedings of ...
THE A FORTIORI ARGUMENT IN FIQH, NAHW, AND KALĀM Rosalind Gwynne
University of Tennessee The scholars of the first four centuries of Islam had two
questions about the a fortiori argument. First, was it a part of qiyäs or wasn't it?
Kees Versteegh, C. H. M. Versteegh, Michael G. Carter, 1990
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A FORTIORI»
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Samuel Rutherford quotes from 'Lex, Rex' question 8 and 9
... is of God, so no power to suffer his brother to be murdered is of God; and no power to suffer himself, a fortiori, far less can be from God. «Examiner.com, Jul 15»
Over/Under: 45 Pass Attempts a Game
Nobody likes to go through the misery Tech experienced in 2014, and that applies a fortiori to coaches whose jobs and careers are on the line. «RaiderPower.com, Jun 15»
This is an instance of the kind of a fortiori argument that is so often the method of biblical writers. If something is true of a human being, how ... «The Christian Century, Jun 15»
Ne dites plus «masturbation féminine», dites «klittra»
Mais parce que «historiquement, la sexualité féminine, et a fortiori la masturbation, étaient des tabous», argumente un porte-parole de la RFSU ... «Libération, Jun 15»
Turkey: Instability Ahead
It rejected a fortiori so-called Turanism, which sought to unite all peoples that were linguistically descended from common roots, like Finns, ... «Toward Freedom, Jun 15»
European Court confirms violation of Azerbaijani refugees' rights …
... of Azerbaijani internally displaced persons, can in no way be considered or introduced as a compromise and, a fortiori, used as a bargaining ... «AzerNews, Jun 15»
En deux images, le communiste Jean-Claude Lefort avoue qu'il est …
... qui appellerait de manière directe ou indirecte à boycotter des produits, magasins ou entreprises juives, a fortiori des produits casher. ». «Dreuz Info, Jun 15»
Le Chili après les luttes étudiantes de 2011 : luttes sociales et …
... certains mots d'ordre du mouvement étudiant, ce qui a nourri des espoirs au sein du mouvement social, a fortiori depuis l'intégration du PC. «NPA, Jun 15»
Bloc-notes : le progressisme enragé, soutien du FN
... concepts qui les accompagnent et les nourrissent ne peut-être qu'un bienfait ; A fortiori même pour cette langue un peu mystérieuse qu'est le ... «Le Figaro, Jun 15»
La défense européenne : « le statu quo met en danger nos intérêts …
Les chefs d'État sont comptables de ces attentes, qui sont d'ordre économique et social avant tout, a fortiori en période de crise. C'est sur la ... «IRIS, Jun 15»
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