RE: virus: Logic

D.H.Rosdeitcher (
Tue, 7 Oct 1997 13:02:52 -0400

Robin wrote:

> From: D.H.Rosdeitcher[]

>> I'd like to address a problem that has to do with logic. Logical
>> propositions, which are true, get used to define reality in a way that
>> does
>> not make sense. For instance, I recently read an article about how the
>> free-market economy gets justified with a philosophy based on the
>> following
>> premise...

>I just said I'd say no more for now on logic, but having
>singled out the Prof and Richard for having "the right
>view" :-) on this (IMHO, of course), I now want to add
>you, and in particular to emphasise that the point you
>make here is absolutely crucial.


> One of the most
>important reasons for *not* using logic is where we
>don't know enough, and one of the most common
>traps that those who over-value logic fall into is to
>assume, wrongly, in any particular context, that we

Often we just have to take a guess, since we don't know what we don't know.
But, don't we decide from logic when to guess?