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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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Therefore, he concludes, formal logic cannot serve immediately as a means of gaining knowledge that can claim objective validity.
Considering the logical principles in the context of opposition and conditioning, we shall approach, from within the "orthodox" formal logic, the tendencies of connoting and multiplying the acts of negating and affirming in the logics of change or in "productive" logic.
The application of formal logic in Hansen's (2012b) analysis of my ideas can also explain his major points of contention to my reply.
In formal logic, we call this ability to judge "wie wahr" the presence of truth-conditions (which Wittgenstein calls Wahrheitsbedingungen or Wahrheitsmoglichkeiten [TIP 4.
But it is important to note, as Newman insists, that the relegation of formal logic is not exclusively characteristic of religious belief, for as he shows in multiple examples in the Grammar, such informal modes of proof are typical of human thought in all the practical areas of human life including literature, politics and science.
Despues de sufrir la superficialidad de lo que los neoescolasticos llamaron logica clasica (en la que toda la logica se reduce a los silogismos y no existe un principio general y ni siquiera existe una nocion clara de validez), Jan Lukasiewicz hizo justicia a la complejidad de la logica del Estagirita en Aristotle's Syllogistic from the Standpoint of Modern Formal Logic (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957; traduccion al espanol en Tecnos, 1977).
But from the point of pure logic--and also taking into consideration the fact that logical formulae and logical concepts do not themselves evolve--there is a constancy in logic, both in mathematical logic and formal logic and one can make a logical criticism of the prevalent understanding of evolution based on reductionism.
Utilizing formal logic, empirical models, and case histories, the authors of this book seek to explain how factors related to the selection of political leaders determine length of tenure in office, policies pursued, leadership turnover, and institutional change.
We urge the high court not to base on the formal logic but consider people's right to know and freedom of the press that have been fostered over decades to make the thoughtful court decision.
With all this to go at, Jamie Whyte has enjoyed himself applying the rules of formal logic to several Blair set-pieces and produced a wonderfully entertaining short book.
Once, formal logic held great sway, and Copi's influential textbooks taught generations of students how to analyze and evaluate public arguments.

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