logic

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, character, modernity, scientism, capitalism, truth, nature, culture, ideology, egalitarianism, hierarchicalism, libertarianism, values, principles, preconceptions, and logic

The worldview of modern scientism and capitalism are profoundly wrongheaded, rooted in an artificialism and arbitrarialism that cannot begin to see the primordial truth of the way nature actually works, in animals and in ourselves as well. All modern culture and ideology that try to disestablish these principles -- radical egalitarianism, capitalist or bourgeois materialist-artificialist hierarchicalism, arbitrarial libertarianism, etc. -- are flying in the face of the headwinds of both nature and values, the tides of human nature and human character. But these ideologies' fallacies are incomprehensible to them just because their culture systematically prohibits them from thinking about issues at the level of structural principles, of ultimate preconceptions: nothing but good pedestrian mechanical bourgeois logic, as remote as it can possibly be from philosophy.

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by Osho Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh on love and logic

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Logic ridicules love, and love smiles knowingly at the whole foolishness of logic.

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

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A Quote by Tweedledee on logic, lewis carroll, alices adventures in wonderland, and alice in wonderland

"Contrariwise," continued Tweedledee, "if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic."

Tweedledee

Source: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on history and logic

"An ounce of history is worth a pound of logic."

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: Huffingtonpost.com

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A Quote by David Berlinski on arithmetic, mathematics, content, logic, and certainty

Arithmetic is where the content lies, and not logic; but logic prompts certainty, and not arithmetic.

David Berlinski

Source: The Advent of the Algorithm: The 300-Year Journey from an Idea to the Computer, Pages: 81

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A Quote by David Berlinski on algebra and logic

The individual variables x, y, z,... now make a semiformal appearance, performing the function in logic that pronouns perform in ordinary English, the sentence "She is blonde", cognate to the proposition "x is blonde", both she and x specifying something but specifying that thing indeterminately.

David Berlinski

Source: The Advent of the Algorithm: The 300-Year Journey from an Idea to the Computer, Pages: 66

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A Quote by David Berlinski on logic and legacy

Aristotelian logic is massive and marmoreal, but every monument accumulates graffiti.

David Berlinski

Source: The Advent of the Algorithm: The 300-Year Journey from an Idea to the Computer, Pages: 47

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A Quote by David Berlinski on logic, system, geometry, euclid, math, and structure

The world of shapes, lines, curves, and solids is as varied as the world of numbers, and it is only our long-satisfied possession of Euclidean geometry that offers us the impression, or the illusion, that it has, that world, already been encompassed in a manageable intellectual structure. The lineaments of that structure are well known: as in the rest of life, something is given and something is gotten; but the logic behind those lineaments is apt to pass unnoticed, and it is the logic that controls the system.

David Berlinski

Source: The Advent of the Algorithm: The 300-Year Journey from an Idea to the Computer, Pages: 31

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on god, faith, religion, atheism, agnostic, philosophy, and logic

Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so mindbogglingly useful [as the telepathically translating Babel fish] could have evolved by chance that some thinkers have chosen to see it as a final and clinching proof of the non-existence of God.

The argument goes something like this: "I refuse to prove that I exist," says God, "for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing."

"But," says Man, "the Babel fish is a dead giveaway, isn't it? It could not have evolved by chance. It proves you exist, and so therefore, by your own arguments, you don't. Q.E.D."

"Oh dear," says God, "I hadn't thought of that," and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic.

"Oh, that was easy," says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white and gets himself killed at the next pedestrian crossing.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, excerpt from the Guide

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