philo assignment 6

philo assignment 6 - second of the day. Determining a girl...

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Logan Jordan Dr. Michael Papazian Philosophy 152 5-2-2011 Based on the discussion of logic over the semester, I have found logic to be a science. According to dictionary.com, “science is the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.” The study of logic has always been and still is an intellectual study of natural logical forces such as arguments. Questions are constantly being asked and answered in the field of philosophy, and viewpoints are often expressed. Different viewpoints of logic and reasoning such as hypothetical reasoning, inductive reasoning, deductive reasoning, and probability all contribute to intellectual observations. Inductive reasoning happens nearly every
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Unformatted text preview: second of the day. Determining a girl came from History Class because she is holding a History book is an example of inductive reasoning and is an observation. Deductive reasoning also consists of observations which may include observations about dogs being vertebrates, and if all vertebrates have bones, than all dogs have bones. Hypothetical reasoning also uses observations to form hypotheses and uses the scientific method to conduct logic. In every single method of conducting logic, observations are constantly being made to form the basis of an argument. Because observations are constantly being made in the field of logic and due to the definition of science, logic is a science....
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