I'm fairly new to logic.
What I've surmised from the book I'm reading is that
- Logic is the science of evaluating arguments
- Arguments are composed of statements
- Statements are sentences that can be evaluated as true or false
However, When I ask questions about it or read answers in certain online forums - including but not limited to SE - occasionally I come across an answer something along the lines of
In logic, "truth" is not such a useful concept.
My assumption was that truth is integral to argumentation because the atomic elements of an argument are inherently grounded in truth and falsity. Basically, I thought of logic as an aide in determining whether a conclusion is true or not. But, I'm wondering if it's more about evaluating whether a conclusion CAN BE TRUE based on the structure of the argument.
How is truth related to logic?
How is truth related to our objective in using logic?