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For questions about logic, whether it concerns syllogistic logic, mathematical logic or the nature of logic itself.

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logic to a proposition. The author is implying reasoning is tight and infering something is not. But an inference is saying something maybe or may not be true, and is not attempting to show it …
answered Jul 8 '18 by PeterJens
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Language and propositions One can propose anything, but the proposal is merely an observation or prediction or explanation of an event, past, present and future. So if you say this event has zero …
answered Aug 6 '18 by PeterJens
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As babies we are born dependent on our mothers, primarily and our fathers. You can show practically from the babies perspective they and their mother are one. As they mature and gain independence, th …
answered May 13 '18 by PeterJens
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My take on philosophy is just the ability to be a critical thinker. This is not a formal training, just an approach were you can take both sides of an argument and follow it. The problem with a lot of …
answered Jul 8 '18 by PeterJens
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How do we know 1 + 1 = 2 ? We step through the logic, one step at time, and at the end we agree it is a true statement. So at the end we know something is true because in the process we can … remember, at each point we agreed with the logic and came to a conclusion. So if there is a flaw in our process, we will only discover we were wrong, by finding it, and then confirming our result is now …
asked May 9 '18 by PeterJens
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The terms often used in this scenario are obfuscate bloviate obfuscate - confuse, make more unclear and undefined as to the issue being talked about bloviate - make more complex and bigger than the …
answered Apr 28 '18 by PeterJens
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The question you are asking, is determinism not a metaphysical belief system? The answer is it is a metaphysical belief. The definition of determinism in summary says, Determinism is the philosophic …
answered May 17 '18 by PeterJens
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The question is if something is in a state it is meaningless to ask if it is in that state. But this is a premise not a linked truth. Something could fluctuate between states, and either state be und …
answered May 15 '18 by PeterJens
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How is it possible for an infinite number of moments to have elapsed prior to now? I have read this argument. How can anything take place? A moment has to happen, but it can subdivide that mo …
answered Apr 20 '18 by PeterJens
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The question is too imprecise. The premise establishes the area being discussed. If the premise is conditional to the validity of the logic of the argument, then it must be true for the logic to be … valid. There are an infinite number of premises that could be invented for anything but only ones relevant to the logic need to be applied. So for a logical argument to be valid all the assumptions …
answered May 8 '18 by PeterJens
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Is there any way disputes over a knowledge claim due to different interpretations of data can be resolved? The answer is always maybe. This is the whole basis of science. If you cannot follow …
answered Apr 20 '18 by PeterJens