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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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Among the discernible categories in Troeltsch's formal logic of history, the concept of individual totality, according to Troeltsch, is the only way into history.
He believed that formal logic represented the culmination of what it meant to be human.
They look for the traits of objects while largely ignoring their context, categorize items by applying formal logic and explicit rules, and try to resolve any contradictions that turn up.
For, under the influence of the Logical Empiricists, the focus in formal logic has been on individual terms with a specific, factual reference.
Temporal logic, in the field of computer science, refers to the application of formal logic for dealing with time-based notions in computing.
She says they belong to a branch of mathematics known as formal logic or mathematical logic, which was considered mathematically suspect until his achievement; and have far reaching implications for the understanding of the nature of truth, knowledge, and certainty.
The formal logic of such spatial discombobulation shows up most readily in the spare outdoor works Jonas produced in the late 1960s and early '70s.
95--After a long period of hagiography, the time has come for a more sober and measured assessment of Frege's great achievements in formal logic and the philosophy of mathematics, and of his contributions to the philosophy of language and theoretical linguistics.
Much of the difficulty students encounter in studying formal logic arises from their expectation of learning something about everyday arguments, while having to do so through a system very far removed from ordinary language.
Consider him a boy in the bubble economy: While his luxurious, vacuum-sealed films matched the opulent air of lare-'9os boom culture, Barney also emulated the formal logic of that culture's economy, merging his (jail) cell with a network.
Formal logic does not achieve this unification because merely formal logic conceives a thought process whose operation is external to what it thinks.
Novack contrasts dialectical materialism to formal logic, describing how formal logic isolates itself from material reality and fails to recognize the dynamic nature of that reality.

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