May 20th, 2013
One of the greatest things about The Logical System is its ability to define the fallacies of arguments by pointing up the fallacy in question and giving it a recognizable name so that when a similar fallacy arises from an argument in the future, it can be spotted and appropriately refuted. One such recognizable name would be the Straw Man argument, so named for its pointing up the problem of creating a caricature of an individual to attack that does Read the rest of this entry »
March 28th, 2013
Deductive reasoning is a method of finding out information or coming to logical conclusions using the information you have available. This type of reasoning is used a lot by scientists and those in the medical field to figure out the reasons why certain results occur.
An Example of Deductive Reasoning
For example, let’s say you know that my cat normally drinks a third of a cup of water each day. She always eats the same brand and type of dry cat food. Recently, I changed her food to a different brand because Read the rest of this entry »
October 10th, 2012
One of the biggest problems with our society as a whole is that no one really stops to think about what they are doing. There doesn’t seem to be too much action motivated by logical reasoning. Instead it’s a lot of routine and force of habit fueled by necessity and priorities that may, honestly, be in need of some serious re-evaluation.
However, there are some sparks of logic in everyday life. When it rains, you put on a rain coat. When it gets hot, you take off the coat. When you buy a new car, you contact Geico or All-State and when you are in the market for a home, you look at alabamahomeinsurancequotes.com for all the information you need.
The problem with having logic in your everyday life is that it can evolve into habit and routine and those are two motivators that don’t always have your best interest in mind. Not to mention that both can ultimately lead into a serious lack of logic and sound judgment. “Sure it’s more logical to take this shortcut and save gas, but I ALWAYS go this particular route and shouldn’t deviate.”
The best way to use logic in your everyday life without it turning into something ugly down the road is to really just take some time and think. A few seconds is all it takes.
September 24th, 2011
The ancient Greeks were the first to systematize the thinking and reasoning processes, as is evidenced by the fact that the word “philosophy” is itself of Greek origin ( “love” “wisdom”). Specifically, it was Aristotle who, in his “Prior Analytics” formulated the system of deductive logic, whereby if one acknowledges that (1) all men are mortal, and (2) Socrates is a man, then one must therefore acknowledge that (3) Socrates is mortal. Logic played an important part in Greek science” though, it should be mentioned, the Greeks believed that reasoning was the only way of making Read the rest of this entry »
September 23rd, 2011
For the most part, much of the world is random and ordered and life itself remains to be very mysterious. Time, space, and everyday living are basically the products of consistency and routine. If a routine is followed consistently, there are usually no problems. However, there are times when doing what is normally done does not yield an expected result, and then there are problems. The problems result from not doing the routine but something having occurred that will not allow normal Read the rest of this entry »
September 19th, 2011
Creating an effective argument can come with ease as long as you utilize the benefits of logic and rhetoric. Let’s consider the role of logic first. When arguing a point, it is of upmost importance to state nothing beyond the facts. Avoid embellishments, such as metaphors, and omit words such as “obviously” or “clearly”, since these words generally reflect opinions. After explicitly stating your premise, support your position with inferences, or propositions that have already been accepted.Didn-t catch that? This explains it. Finally, state your conclusion, which should be fully supported by your Read the rest of this entry »
September 16th, 2011
In composing your argument for the best impact, all the facts surrounding your point of view should be well thought out and logical.
Are your facts arguable?
Think of the reason why you want to argue a certain point. Weed out all the emotions that are tied into it. Then, think about the facts that you have towards the point of view you want to argue. Make sure the facts are arguable. In other words, is your argument capable of standing on its own worth or value to have Read the rest of this entry »