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Is logic truly something more than the feeling of something making sense?
Originally posted by Funafutissigned to a certain quantity that is the result of the addition/subtraction/etc of singularities.
Is it possible at all to distinguish logic from our emotions? Emotions are intrinsic to the human body/mind, but is there a definite line to draw between what is referred to as "rational" (logic) and what is known as "irrational" (for example love)?
Originally posted by Funafuti
reply to post by pheonix358
So is logic something that transcends our emotions? Maybe logic is not an emotion per se, but only through emotions can we to tune into the "code of the universe" (logic)?edit on 27-8-2013 by Funafuti because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by WhiteAlice
reply to post by LittleByLittle
The sky is blue.
We'd take that at first glance to be logically true. It seems true. However, logically, it's not always true. In fact, there are two times every day where the sky appears to be red, pink or orange. So really, the logically true sentence would be this:
Most of the time, the sky is blue but it may sometimes be red, pink or orange.
In other words, logic requires contemplation and asking oneself, is the statement always true? Going based off of gut may sometimes get one to a logical conclusion but ultimately, it requires critical and deductive thought processes to be certain that the statement is logical.
Originally posted by jamesthegreat
To me logic has no link to emotions at all. If emotions are brought into the equation, then the likely outcome will not be logical, but emotional.
Logic isn't even the feeling that something makes sense, that's intuition.
It makes sense because it is.
It's like 1+1=2. I don't feel that it's 2, it is 2 because it's logical, it's the only outcome.
edit on 27/8/13 by jamesthegreat because: (no reason given)