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[21] The minor premise is refuted by all the methods which we mentioned in dealing with refutation.1 As to the reason it must be pointed out that it is sometimes true when the proposition to which it is attached is not true, but may on the other hand sometimes be false although the proposition is true. For example, “Virtue is a good thing” is true, but if the reason, “Because it brings us wealth,” be added, we shall have an instance of a true major premise and a false reason.

1 In the preceding chapter.

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