Friday, September 30, 2011

Socratic Logic by Peter Kreeft - Basics

Thinking, says Peter Kreeft in Socratic Logic, is a three part process; understanding, judgement and reasoning. Kreeft's main focus here is the deductive process, from the general to the particular (whereas inductive is from the particular to the general).

Part of Logic- outcome & colloquial expression
Termsmust be... clear Words or phrases
Premisesmust be... true Sentences
Argumentsmust be... valid Paragraphs

(True= corresponding to reality)


Kreeft gets to syllogisms later in Socratic Logic, but for a great introduction check out the latest post from Radagast's blog.