What are the achievements of Logic?

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Eodnhoj7
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Re: What are the achievements of Logic?

Post by Eodnhoj7 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:43 pm

A_Seagull wrote:
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Arising_uk wrote:
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A_Seagull wrote:...
If one is going to apply rigorous logic to a statement then the elements of that statement need to be rigorously defined. If they are not, then proper logic cannot be applied and all that one is left with is a sort of hand-waving argument and a claim that this is 'obvious' or perhaps 'normative'. But that is not logic.
Given that rigorous Logic applies to variable symbols that stand for any proposition what is to be defined in the elements of the statement that they stand for?
It is possible apply a mapping between formal logic and arbitrary statements and conditionals. And this may well be useful for solving puzzles based on a quasi-reality.
But such a mapping hasa not shown itself to be useful in the domain of real philosophy and so can be ignored or dismissed. In fact it should be ignored as it can lead to the illusion of certainty, which while acceptable for an individual has no place in philosophy where it can be regarded as a delusion. And delusions need to be avoided in philosophy.
Are you certain of this?

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Re: What are the achievements of Logic?

Post by A_Seagull » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:15 pm

Eodnhoj7 wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:43 pm
A_Seagull wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:01 pm
Arising_uk wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:24 pm
Given that rigorous Logic applies to variable symbols that stand for any proposition what is to be defined in the elements of the statement that they stand for?
It is possible apply a mapping between formal logic and arbitrary statements and conditionals. And this may well be useful for solving puzzles based on a quasi-reality.
But such a mapping hasa not shown itself to be useful in the domain of real philosophy and so can be ignored or dismissed. In fact it should be ignored as it can lead to the illusion of certainty, which while acceptable for an individual has no place in philosophy where it can be regarded as a delusion. And delusions need to be avoided in philosophy.
Are you certain of this?
Unless and until evidence to the contrary comes along, yes.

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Re: What are the achievements of Logic?

Post by Eodnhoj7 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:25 pm

A_Seagull wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:15 pm
Eodnhoj7 wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:43 pm
A_Seagull wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:01 pm


It is possible apply a mapping between formal logic and arbitrary statements and conditionals. And this may well be useful for solving puzzles based on a quasi-reality.
But such a mapping hasa not shown itself to be useful in the domain of real philosophy and so can be ignored or dismissed. In fact it should be ignored as it can lead to the illusion of certainty, which while acceptable for an individual has no place in philosophy where it can be regarded as a delusion. And delusions need to be avoided in philosophy.
Are you certain of this?
Unless and until evidence to the contrary comes along, yes.

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