Tag Archives: logic

Abusus Non Tollit Usum

There are many fallacies involved in human reasoning, and I find it striking that this is a point that people find this sort of point to hammer on so much. I was doing some reading today while dealing with internet … Continue reading

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Show Business Is Still A Business

Earlier today, I received a comment for one of my most popular posts, which I rejected to post, which said the following: “Just stopped by to say your take is horrible. ‘Go woke go broke’ translates most accurately to ‘don’t … Continue reading

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On The Sound Uses Of Unsound Reasoning

In exploring the possibility of there being sound uses of unsound reasoning, or examples of unsound reasoning that are viewed as sound by those people who engage in them, I am deliberately seeking not to prejudge the question. It is … Continue reading

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Consistent Inconsistency

For those who are interested in the Myers-Briggs test, the SP personality types are reputed to be the most fun sort of people, whose focus is on sensory recognition (rather than intuition) and enjoyment rather than decisiveness. Whether or not … Continue reading

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On The Basis Of An Argument

Today while I was listening to an online lecture from Hillsdale College on mathematics and logic, the professor giving the lecture discussed a revealing passage from the Screwtape Letters where Screwtape is chiding his naive and inexperienced relative and novice … Continue reading

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Two Roads Diverged In A Wood

The internet is a fount of ill-considered opinions loudly proclaimed (a statement that sadly does not exempt some opinions I have been known to express from time to time). It is not my intention to talk about any specific brainless … Continue reading

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On The Asymmetry Of Spatial Reasoning In A Parking Lot

As one might expect if one knew me, I have fairly consistent patterns when it comes to choosing parking spaces. All other things being equal, I have a consistent set of parking principles that I adhere to regardless of whether … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, And Wear Cows

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, And Wear Cows: An Introduction To Carnism, The Belief System That Allows Us To Eat Some Animals And Not Others, by Melanie Joy, Ph.D There are some essential problems with this book that the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Question

The Question: Teaching Your Child The Essentials Of Classical Education, by Leigh A. Bortins There is a great deal of value in this book being written by an amateur teacher who has a passionate interest in classical education. At its … Continue reading

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Book Review: Just The Arguments

Just The Arguments:  100 Of The Most Important Arguments In Western Philosophy, edited by Michael Bruce and Steven Barbone This is not quite as good a book as the authors think it is.  That is not say it is a … Continue reading

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