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[25] The following is an example of a syllogism: “Virtue is the only thing that is good, for that alone is good which no one can put to a bad use: but no one can make a bad use of virtue; virtue therefore is good.” The enthymeme draws its conclusion from denial of consequents. “Virtue is a good thing because no one can put it to a bad use.” On the other hand take the following syllogism. “Money is not a good thing; for that is not good which can be put to a bad use: money may be put to a bad use; therefore money is not a good thing.” The enthymeme draws its conclusion from incompatibles. “Can money be a good thing when it is possible to put it to a bad use?”

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