724: Enthymemes

Aristotle’s formal logic goes something like this, if you’ll forgive the self-promotion.

Nick always speaks the truth.
These words are spoken by Nick.
Therefore, these words must be true.

This tortuous construction is called a Syllogism, but the bit in the middle is usually implied/redundant, so smart persuaders skip it bit to create the slightly sexier Enthymemes.

Yeah, you’re right … the name’s not sexier at all … but the results can be, and they have a relation to stories.

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