Bacon: The Syllogism

„The syllogism consists of propositions; propositions of words; words are the signs of notions. If, therefore, the notions (which form the basis of the whole) be confused and carelessly abstracted from things, there is no solidity in the superstructure. Our only hope, then, is in genuine induction.“ (p. 17) #FrancisBacon #syllogism #proposition #word #sign #notion #superstructure

Bacon, Francis, Novum Organum. Or True Suggestions for the Interpretation of Nature; herausgegeben von Joseph Devey. New York: P. F. Collier & Son 1902.