Talk:Logical consequence

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This sentence should be entirely singular or entirely plural[edit]

The third sentence in the opening paragraph seems to be using the singular "its" to refer back to the plural "arguments" or "ones." A decision needs to be made by whoever wrote the paragraph or by a knowledgeable editor as to which the sentence should be: either entirely singular or entirely plural. Here are examples: "A valid logical argument is one in which its conclusions follow from its premises, and its conclusions are consequences of its premises"; or "A valid logical argument is one in which its conclusion follows from its premises, and its conclusion is a consequence of its premises"; or "Valid logical arguments are ones in which their conclusions follow from their premises, and their conclusions are consequences of their premises"; or perhaps merely "Valid logical arguments are ones in which conclusions follow from [their] premises, and conclusions are consequences of [their] premises." (I personally would prefer the second example which has a single conclusion following from multiple premises, such as in the famous: "All men are mortal; Einstein is a man; therefore, Einstein is mortal." But the writer should make the choice, not me.) Wikifan2744 (talk) 07:44, 9 March 2014 (UTC)


The usage and primary topic of Thus is under discussion, see talk:Thus (company) -- (talk) 06:55, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

Merged Entailment (pragmatics) to here[edit]

The page had no sources and was incomplete and a stub. "Entailment" already redirects here. SpikeballUnion (talk) 22:25, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

I'm not entirely convinced this was a good idea. Of course, the two topics have a common fundamental idea behind them, but the two articles were in were in two different fields of knowledge (natural language semantics/pragmatics vs. formal logic) and I'm not sure I see how the two approaches can be reconciled within a single article. As for the other article being an unreferenced stub, an obvious remedy is to expand it with sources. – Uanfala (talk) 23:32, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
Seconded. Reverted. More investigation is required. Staszek Lem (talk) 00:54, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

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