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Offline Baruch (OP)

Great new short series on what is logic?
« on: May 13, 2017, 03:16:46 PM »


One of six.

For most folks, reason means ... someone agrees with my rationalizations ;-(
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Offline SGOS

Re: Great new short series on what is logic?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2017, 09:10:28 AM »
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For most folks, reason means ... someone agrees with my rationalizations ;-(

I looked up Graham Priest, just to learn more about his qualifications, but got totally sidetracked by user reviews at amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/Logic-Short-Introduction-Graham-Priest/product-reviews/0192893203/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_paging_btm_2?ie=UTF8&reviewerType=all_reviews&sortBy=recent&pageNumber=2#R2GAZCVDD9PNZ9

Usually, reviewers tend to collectively create an impression on how good the book is, or often, how much they enjoyed the book.  However, the review of his introduction to logic (the book) set off an unusual shit storm of contemptuous attacks.  I didn't read the book, so I can't defend or criticize the reviews.  People ranged from deep praise to contempt.  I'm guessing some people don't like logic???  I'm not sure. 

The book might be very good or horrible, but it sure made some people angry.  I wonder why this is so, but not enough to buy the book, so I guess I'll have to be content to wonder why people seem so invested in their own "whatevers."

Offline Baruch (OP)

Re: Great new short series on what is logic?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2017, 02:25:35 PM »
I looked up Graham Priest, just to learn more about his qualifications, but got totally sidetracked by user reviews at amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/Logic-Short-Introduction-Graham-Priest/product-reviews/0192893203/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_paging_btm_2?ie=UTF8&reviewerType=all_reviews&sortBy=recent&pageNumber=2#R2GAZCVDD9PNZ9

Usually, reviewers tend to collectively create an impression on how good the book is, or often, how much they enjoyed the book.  However, the review of his introduction to logic (the book) set off an unusual shit storm of contemptuous attacks.  I didn't read the book, so I can't defend or criticize the reviews.  People ranged from deep praise to contempt.  I'm guessing some people don't like logic???  I'm not sure. 

The book might be very good or horrible, but it sure made some people angry.  I wonder why this is so, but not enough to buy the book, so I guess I'll have to be content to wonder why people seem so invested in their own "whatevers."

Ayn Radians can't tolerate paraconsistent logic, because it denies their heroine.  Ayn Rand championed classical logic, but only as a tool to control her followers thru her rationalizations.  Actual logicians probably wouldn't get hot under the collar about anything.  As he points out in this series of short films, black/white thinking is frequently wrong, though not always.  People are ideologically invested into black/white thinking.
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