## A Note on Logic in the Blog

November 10, 2011 by Bryce Laliberte

This is an aside to my readers about my use of logical calculus on my blog.

I don’t use it to be mystifying or obscurantist. I try my best to use English words instead of the logical symbols, though I do realize I often use the “not” symbol ¬ more frequently than I need to. My use of logic is usually to help keep my thoughts in clearer order, and to help diagnose the relationships between propositions, which is what my last post gave as a description of logic’s purpose.

Considering my current project of coming to understand the world through what I call the metapsychical method and its necessary reliance on the meaningfulness of propositions, detailing the relations of propositions is becoming more and more necessary, which I am thankful to have logic for. I’m also currently studying a basic course in logic, so that might also be part of it, though I think that a bigger part of it has to do with the whole relating propositions bit.

I promise to my readers that generally I will be careful to note the logical terms that describe whatever logical procedures I utilize. For instance, if I am performing a logical calculation, then I will give the term that justifies the logical operation I’ve performed, i.e. “disjunctive syllogism,” which can be found through a search on Wikipedia.

I might also look around to see if there are any good introductions to logic on the internet. (Though I’d note that logic is a lot like calculus; you’ll need to practice the calculation to really make sure it sticks in your head. This isn’t something that can be learned passively. But it is richly rewarding to have that basic understanding of logic!)

Of course this brings around the existential blogging question “Does anyone really read my blog? And if they do, do they really care that much?”

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