Building vs. Premise

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Building and Premise is that the Building is a structure, typically with a roof and walls, standing more or less permanently in one place and Premise is a a statement that an argument claims will induce or justify a conclusion

  • Building

    A building, or edifice, is a structure with a roof and walls standing more or less permanently in one place, such as a house or factory. Buildings come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and functions, and have been adapted throughout history for a wide number of factors, from building materials available, to weather conditions, land prices, ground conditions, specific uses, and aesthetic reasons. To better understand the term building compare the list of nonbuilding structures.

    Buildings serve several societal needs – primarily as shelter from weather, security, living space, privacy, to store belongings, and to comfortably live and work. A building as a shelter represents a physical division of the human habitat (a place of comfort and safety) and the outside (a place that at times may be harsh and harmful).

    Ever since the first cave paintings, buildings have also become objects or canvasses of much artistic expression. In recent years, interest in sustainable planning and building practices has also become an intentional part of the design process of many new buildings.

  • Premise

    A premise or premiss is a statement that an argument claims will induce or justify a conclusion. In other words, a premise is an assumption that something is true.

    In logic, an argument requires a set of (at least) two declarative sentences (or “propositions”) known as the premises or premisses along with another declarative sentence (or “proposition”) known as the conclusion. This structure of two premises and one conclusion forms the basic argumentative structure. More complex arguments can use a sequence of rules to connect several premises to one conclusion, or to derive a number of conclusions from the original premises which then act as premises for additional conclusions. An example of this is the use of the rules of inference found within symbolic logic.

    Aristotle held that any logical argument could be reduced to two premises and a conclusion. Premises are sometimes left unstated in which case they are called missing premises, for example:

    Socrates is mortal because all men are mortal.It is evident that a tacitly understood claim is that Socrates is a man. The fully expressed reasoning is thus:

    Because all men are mortal and Socrates is a man, Socrates is mortal.In this example, the independent clauses preceding the comma (namely, “all men are mortal” and “Socrates is a man”) are the premises, while “Socrates is mortal” is the conclusion.

    The proof of a conclusion depends on both the truth of the premises and the validity of the argument. Also, additional information is required over and above the meaning of the premise to determine if the full meaning of the conclusion coincides with what is.For Euclid, premises constitute two of the three propositions in a syllogism, with the other being the conclusion. These categorical propositions contain three terms: subject and predicate of the conclusion, and the middle term. The subject of the conclusion is called the minor term while the predicate is the major term. The premise that contains the middle term and major term is called the major premise while the premise that contains the middle term and minor term is called the minor premise.A premise can also be an indicator word if statements have been combined into a logical argument and such word functions to mark the role of one or more of the statements. It indicates that the statement it is attached to is a premise.

  • Building (noun)

    The act or process by which something is built; construction.

    “The building of the bridge will be completed in a couple of weeks.”

  • Building (noun)

    A closed structure with walls and a roof.

    “My sister lives in that apartment building.”

  • Building (verb)

    present participle of build

  • Premise (noun)

    A proposition antecedently supposed or proved; something previously stated or assumed as the basis of further argument; a condition; a supposition.

  • Premise (noun)

    Any of the first propositions of a syllogism, from which the conclusion is deduced.

  • Premise (noun)

    Matters previously stated or set forth; especially, that part in the beginning of a deed, the office of which is to express the grantor and grantee, and the land or thing granted or conveyed, and all that precedes the habendum; the thing demised or granted.

  • Premise (noun)

    A piece of real estate; a building and its adjuncts. (This meaning arose from meaning #3, by owners of land and/or buildings finding the word in their title deeds and wrongly guessing its meaning.)

    “trespass on another’s premises”

  • Premise (noun)

    The fundamental concept that drives the plot of a film or other story.

  • Premise (verb)

    To state or assume something as a proposition to an argument.

  • Premise (verb)

    To make a premise.

  • Premise (verb)

    To set forth beforehand, or as introductory to the main subject; to offer previously, as something to explain or aid in understanding what follows.

  • Premise (verb)

    To send before the time, or beforehand; hence, to cause to be before something else; to employ previously.

  • Building (noun)

    a structure with a roof and walls, such as a house or factory.

  • Building (noun)

    the action or trade of constructing something

    “the building of motorways”

    “building materials”

  • Building (noun)

    the creation or development of something over a period of time

    “the building of democracy in Guatemala”

  • Building (noun)

    a flock of rooks

    “a picture of her standing amongst a building of rooks”

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