The term common to both premises of a syllogism.
- In the latter, the syllogisms involved must have middle terms that are causes of the state of affairs which is to be demonstrated.
- The reduction of propositions to principles leads to the middle term.
- Thomas Aquinas argued that the highest sort of demonstration had as its middle term the real definition of the subject term.
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