General discussion Speaking of Nonsense 12/21/2008 Colin Anderson 1 Comment Poems that is. Anyone know of any modern mnemonics for the valid syllogisms? Anyone set this to a modern tune?
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Yes. A new version can be found in Mind (27). I once had a student set the poem to “I wish they were all California Girls” replacing “California Girls” with “Valid Syllogisms.” It wasn’t perfect, but it made more sense to him than the original. The trick of course with the original is inscribing all of the other mnemonics (rules of reduction, etc.).
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