Dr Tom Kerns



Assignment hurley4.2

Quality, Quantity and Distribution of Terms


This assignment is due to be completed by Monday October 26th

This exercise will be available from Oct 15th to Oct 31st

In this assignment you will learn about:

  • The quality of propositions (affirmative or negative)
  • The quantity of propositions (universal or particular)
  • What it means to say a terms is distributed or undistributed
  • The four kinds of propositions, A, E, I and O
    • A propositions are universal and affirmative
    • E propositions are universal and negative
    • I propositions are particular and affirmative
    • O propositions are particular and negative


Read chapter 4.2 of Hurley’s A Concise Introduction to Logic.

Optional Learning Aids

Sections 4.2 of the Learning Logic program, available either on iLrn or on the CD that came with your Hurley textbook


  • Login to iLrn
  • Navigate to the assignment titled hurley4.2
  • Open that assignment and do those exercises
  • You may re-do the exercises a second time if you like, and a third time, but it won’t allow you to do them more than three times.
  • iLrn will record the score you earn on the final time you did the assignment.