Modus Ponens Inference Rule

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A Modus Ponens Inference Rule is a inference rule under which the consequent of a conditional is accepted when the antecedent of the conditional is affirmed.



  • (Wikipedia, 2009) ⇒
    • In classical logic, modus ponendo ponens (Latin for mode that affirms by affirming;[1] often abbreviated to MP or modus ponens) is a valid, simple argument form sometimes referred to as affirming the antecedent or the law of detachment. It is closely related to another valid form of argument, modus tollens or "denying the consequent". Modus ponens is a very common rule of inference, and takes the following form: If P, then Q. P. Therefore, Q.