Re: virus: The Trouble With Science

David Leeper (
Tue, 28 Aug 1956 02:28:10 +0000

David McFadzean wrote:

> At 03:03 PM 02/11/96 -0600, wrote:
> >Social reasoning and logical reasoning are mutually incoherent. The
> >methods for generating conclusions in one domain often generate
> >automatically wrong conclusions in the other domain.
> What is social reasoning and how is it different from logical
> reasoning?

Here's my take on this:

Social Reasoning accepts the types of arguments that Logic rejects.
Examples: Personal attacks, appeals to power or charisma, democracy.

Social Reasoning rejects the types of arguments that Logic accepts.
Example: Logic, math, et. al. seen as boring, deceptive and out of
touch with one's day to day life.

David Leeper
Homo Deus  
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