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Reality Oriented Logic -- Discussion

From: Jon Awbrey <jawbrey@att.net>
Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2007 13:36:25 -0400
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DN = Duane Nickull

DN: I find the title of this thread a bit difficult to grok.
    "Reality oriented Logic"?  As opposed to logic based
    on non-reality?  I am not sure I understand what
    the alternative is.  Can someone please explain?
    Sorry if I missed the obvious.


I am obviously just thrashing about, trying to cook up
a cachey title for things that have obviously been said
upwards of a gadshillion times over the passing centuries.

C.S. Peirce's name for it might have been "The Logic of Science",
declaring his intention to integrate empirical and, er, rational
reasoning, in the old sense of a conflict between empiricism and
and rationalism --- Berkeley, Hume, Locke vs. Descartes, Leibniz,
Spinoza, as the scrimmage is programmed for undergrad sportsfans.

What woke me from my dogmatic slumber this time around was
some bells I heard ringing when I first stumbled into this
Forum, a sense of which I tried to express in phraess like:

| discussing how realities impact on our representations,
| which they strangely persist in doing no matter what
| we say or think about it
| cached @ http://stderr.org/pipermail/inquiry/2007-August/003446.html

The less favored, more somnambulant alternative is for our logic to
become nothing more than a vicious cycle of dogmatic syntax chasing
its own tail without ever resting on more solid ground.  Some would
let sleepy dogmas lie -- not I.

Jon Awbrey

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