• Intellection

    LIMITATION OF LOGICAL TRUTH

    The aim of logic is to make explicit the rules by which inference may be drawn, rather than to study the actual reasoning processes that people use, which may or may not confirm to those rules. In the case of deductive logic, if we ask why we need to obey the rules, the most general form of answer is that if we do not contradict ourselves -or, strictly speaking, we stand ready to contradict ourselves. There is no equally simple answer in the case of inductive logic, which is in general a less robust subject, but the aim will be to find reasoning such that anyone falling to conform to…

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