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Logic

Logic is often accompanied by a companion noun "reason." The difference between reason and logic is that what is reasonable seems to take into account human feelings and emotions. Logic does not, although if the argument were properly setup, logic may be able to predict human behavior (of course, my abundant ignorance here must be plain evident at this point).

I find logic intimidating; I find it powerful; and I obediently acquiesce to its influence. Clearly, I am not logical about logic. I am unable to be purely logical. I suspect every human being is this way. We are not machines, for machines are purely logical.

When someone is trying to persuade me to believe his or her side of an argument, the perception of logic might be employed. He or she would be an exceptionally observant individual to notice that I would buckle under the intimidation of logic. And when I do buckle under, not too long after, I will mentally replay the debate and chide myself for my failure to be a machine.

The only logic humans can truly abide by—it seems—is the perception of logic, at least this is true in my case. Clearly, I conclude that if one perceives an argument, proposition, or solution as logical, the perceiver may be able to be manipulated. Those who know just enough about logic to be manipulative, will be manipulative. Well, I know that I will use the perception of logic to my advantage whenever possible, and that, I believe, is reasonably logical, among other things.₪

 

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