Wednesday, January 23, 2008

LoGicAL tHinKiNg

I remember taking philosophy classes when I was in university. One of the papers was Logical Thinking. We learnt syllogisms, categorical or otherwise. We learnt premises and fallacies. We learnt predicates and subjects. We learnt how to reduce words into mere alphabets and symbols.

It was easy. It seemed almost intuitive. And I liked that truths of the world could be described in three neat statements. And I liked that there was an “answer” to the syllogisms. And I liked the structure that guided the logical thinking process.

I am happy. You are happy. Therefore, the world is a happy place. If only!

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