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logic

noun analytic, analytical, argument, art of controversy, art of disputation a, chain of reaaoning, cogent, common sense, course of argument, course of thought, deduction, dialectic, dialectical, explanation, good sense, inference, line of reasoning, logical reasoning, method of reasoning, philosophical, polemics, process of reasoning, ratiocination, rationalization, reason, reasoned, reasoning, science of reasoning, sense, sound judgment, sound reasoning, thought process, wisdom
Associated concepts: laws of logic, logical relevancy
See also: common sense, data, dialectic, ratiocination, reason
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Wife, children, friends--in the clear, white light of his logic they are exposed as frauds and shams.
In fact, it is propinquity that usually gives the facer to the logic of youth.
There is something--a something, Monsieur Frederic Larsan, much graver than the misuse of logic the disposition of mind in some detectives which makes them, in perfect good faith, twist logic to the necessities of their preconceived ideas.
Better to be without logic than without feeling," retorted Frances, who was now passing backwards and forwards from her cupboard to the table, intent, if not on hospitable thoughts, at least on hospitable deeds, for she was laying the cloth, and putting plates, knives and forks thereon.
On the other hand, the ancient and mediaeval logic retained a continuous influence over it, and a form like that of mathematics was easily impressed upon it; the principle of ancient philosophy which is most apparent in it is scepticism; we must doubt nearly every traditional or received notion, that we may hold fast one or two.
The interests of this school are in general philosophy and the philosophy of the sciences, rather than in psychology; they have derived a strong impulsion from James, but have more interest than he had in logic and mathematics and the abstract part of philosophy.