Re: virus: Logical beliefs

Robin Faichney (
Fri, 30 May 1997 09:49:00 +0100

David McFadzean wrote:
>I have received so much flack over this I started doubting
>my own sanity. But here it is from the dictionary:
>1. using reason or logic in thinking out a problem
>2. in accordance with the principles of logic or reason; reasonable
>3. of sound mind; sane
>4. endowed with the capacity to reason
>I was using the word in the senses of #2 and #3. Now how
>is that "non-standard" for Chuck's sake?!

I think that #1 and #4 are the standard senses in philosophical or
other technical contexts, though the others are in common
use. #2 and #3 are, IMHO, too vague for use in careful thinking.