In her book The Art of Logic in an Illogical World, Eugenia Cheng writes:"I have already asserted the fact that nothing in the world actually behaves according to logic. So how can we use logic in the world around us? Mathematical arguments and justifications are unambiguous and robust, but we can’t use them to draw completely unambiguous conclusions about the world of humans."
The author is a mathematician and she, AFAIK, not only praises logic in the book, but also talks about its limitations. I read only the first chapter, but I highly disagree with the bold text above in the quote.
Can someone help me please come up with an example why they think that bold statement is true or false?
Here is my take:
- I (human) am logical when I go to work everyday because it is logical to do so given I want to have income.
- I (human) don't interact with people I know don't want to be good to me, and it is logical to do so given I want good for myself.
I can come up with many examples of how and why things are logical in the world.
Can someone help me explain the author's point of view? What are your arguments in favor (or against) of her position that nothing in the world actually behaves according to logic?
Or how much is the world logical?