I'm afraid I don't get it.
Could you define "logical assumption" for me?
My dictionary says this about "assumption":
1) The act of assuming
2) A statement accepted or supposed true without proof or demonstration
3) Presumption or arrogance
4) (Logic) A minor premise
When you say "logical assumption" do you mean 4) "a minor
premise"?
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To add to the list of definintions let's add:
Assumption:
A statement accepted or supposed true without proof or demonstration.
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All assumptions are unrational.
If an assumption is rationalized, it ceases to be an assumption.
It is not possible to make a rational argument without assumptions.
In any rational argument, it is not possible to rationalize all assumptions.
Therefore all rational arguments contain assumptions.
In other words:
Logical arguments are based on faith.
QED. :-)
Reed
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