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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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For it offers a way to articulate and develop the intuition (which is no doubt motivating the authors mentioned in note 5) that deviant logicians do not in fact instance a "shared understanding" of the basic tenets of standard logic (as is demanded by any notion that the DLO undermines [UJLT]).
Some paraconsistent and some intuitionistic logicians employ paraconsistent or intuitionistic meta-languages.
The example that was foremost in Alexander's and the Arabic logicians' discourse was:
By virtue of particular authors' status, bold assertions, and effective pedagogical techniques, the participating fuzzy logicians mostly came to agree that Elkan's proof illegitimately used the law of the excluded middle (either A or not-A is true), which does not apply within fuzzy logic.
It is enough to carefully read his book Answer to the Logicians (Fi'-radd 'ala al-mantiqiyin) or his several-volume work On the Protection against the Opposition of Reason and Transmission (Dar' ta'arud al-'aql wa'l-Naql) to convince oneself of his philosophic competence.
He also advocates a principle resembling the relevance logicians' condition of shared variables.
Organizing his material topically and avoiding jargon, he quotes examples in translation and shows clearly how they illustrate the goals of logicians, natural philosophers, and theologians and why they Found them important.
He is right in saying that at present there is imperfect understanding between general semanticists and many logicians. Indeed, there have been few discussions of general semantics from philosophical quarters which display, to the degree that Mr.
From the nifty though slight observation that a little hypocrisy is, from a practical standpoint, inevitable, or that perfect consistency is, from a moral standpoint, untenable, Fish derives the sort of utter non sequitur that makes literary theorists objects of derision among trained logicians. Namely, he argues that the quest to be guided by uniform principles is idiosyncratic to liberal Enlightenment and thus a politically freighted enterprise.
Logicians and progressives continued to sneer and more than a generation of those who saw merit as well as faults in this greatest ever Empire were denied a hearing.
Initial tests of EQP were encouraging, and the program succeeded in proving, sometimes for the first time, several theorems of special interest to a few logicians and other experts.
If the "other" race is morally or genetically inferior, imperial logicians aver, the dark-skinned person can never achieve true equality (even though "all men are born equal").