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Sunday, June 3, 2018

What is logic?


Photo source: Wikimedia Commons, Ludwig Wittgenstein


What is logic? Here is my definition:


Logic is the process of forming conclusions using objective reasons or premises


In our daily lives, I believe we subconsciously use logic all the time. Here is a basic logical argument:


  1. All humans are mortal
  2. Socrates is a human
  3. Therefore, Socrates is mortal


Here is another example:


  1. All door knobs are round
  2. X is a door knob
  3. X is round


I believe we use this line of thinking constantly. Throughout our lives, we create an extensive list of beliefs about reality. We use this web of beliefs to function and navigate through life. This three-line form is so ubiquitous that we are largely unaware of it. I believe this method is the most basic form of reason.



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