af·firm || ə'fɜːm v. confirm; claim; state to be true

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  • Affirming — Affirm Af*firm ([a^]f*f[ e]rm ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Affirmed} ( f[ e]rmd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Affirming}.] [OE. affermen, OF. afermer, F. affirmer, affermir, fr. L. affirmare; ad + firmare to make firm, firmus firm. See {Firm}.] 1. To make firm; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Affirming Catholicism — is a movement operating in several provinces of the Anglican Communion, most notably in the UK, Ireland, the United States (where it is known as Affirming Anglican Catholicism or AAC ) and Canada. The movement represents a liberal strand of Anglo …   Wikipedia

  • Affirming the consequent — Affirming the consequent, sometimes called converse error, is a formal fallacy, committed by reasoning in the form: If P, then Q. Q. Therefore, P. An argument of this form is invalid, i.e., the conclusion can be false even when statements 1 and 2 …   Wikipedia

  • Affirming Catholicism — L association Affirming Catholicism regroupe des Anglicans de plusieurs pays (aux États Unis, elle est aussi connue sous le nom de Affirming Anglican Catholicism). Ils promeuvent une vision libérale et inclusive de l anglo catholicisme, c est à… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Affirming a disjunct — The logical fallacy of affirming a disjunct also known as the fallacy of the alternative disjunct occurs when a deductive argument takes either of the two following forms::A or B:A :Therefore, it is not the case that B:A or B:B:Therefore, it is… …   Wikipedia

  • affirming — …   Useful english dictionary

  • affirming gun. — See informing gun. * * * …   Universalium

  • affirming the consequent — noun A formal fallacy, committed by reasoning in the form:<p>If P, then Q.<p>Q.<p>Therefore, P …   Wiktionary

  • affirming the antecedent — Arguing, validly, that from p, and if p then q, it follows that q . See modus ponens …   Philosophy dictionary

  • affirming the consequent — Arguing invalidly that from if p then q and q, it follows that p ; e.g. arguing from ‘if she is studying mathematics then she is not studying English’ and ‘she is not studying English’ to ‘she is studying mathematics’ …   Philosophy dictionary

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