[ Greek ... a leading away, from ... to lead away; ... from + ... to lead.] (Logic)
An indirect argument which proves a thing by showing the impossibility or absurdity of the contrary.
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<logic> An indirect argument which proves a thing by showing the impossibility or absurdity of the contrary. ... Origin: Gr. A leading away, fr. To lead away; from + to lead. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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• (n.) An indirect argument which proves a thing by showing the impossibility or absurdity of the contrary.
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apagoge, apagogic, apagogical A demonstration that does not prove a thing directly, but shows the absurdity or impossibility of denying it. A reductio ad absurdum, 'reduction to absurdity' is disproof of a principle or proposition by showing that it leads to an absurdity when followed to its logical conclusion.
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(Gr. apagoge) In Aristotle's logic (1) a syllogism whose major premiss is certain but whose minor premiss is only probable; abduction; (2) a method of indirect demonstration whereby the validity of a conclusion is established by assuming its contradictory and showing that impossible or unacceptable consequences follow; the reductio ad impossibile..
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proof by showing the falsehood of the opposite
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