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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Mystery of Sequiturs and Non Sequiturs

I searched for the concept sequitur (and non sequitur) in my Britannica 2006 CD. My search brought no response. Nor did I find it when I searched on 'philosophy of logic.' Does anyone have a book title for me?

2 Comments:

  • At 7:43 AM, Anonymous Max Rosenberg said…

    Maybe you should look under "material fallacies" or "logical fallacies". By the way, logicians only use the term "non-sequitur"; the term "sequitur" is not common in their writings.

    I wonder whether there are any books devoted entirely to the study of non-sequiturs. After all, they are just simple logical fallacies, albeit with possibly far-reaching consequences; only one non-sequitur is enough to render a complicated proof invalid.

     
  • At 8:41 AM, Blogger George Shollenberger said…

    max rosenberg,

    Interesting because both are found in my 1977 Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary.

    FYI, when I seek truths, I am thinking as a scientist and need precise meanings of every symbol. Otherwise, scientific laws remain hidden.

    Your response is making things clearer to me.

    I found the following words in my Encyclopaedia Britannica: 2006: CD


    "As has been conceded by all competent philosophers of science and even by the greatest scientist- philosophers of the century --- Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Erwin Schröödinger, and others --- there is no straight logical path, no standard recipe, by which to move from the data of observation and arrive at scientific theories."


    I found the following words in my Encyclopaedia Britannica: 2006: CD


    "As has been conceded by all competent philosophers of science and even by the greatest scientist- philosophers of the century --- Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Erwin Schröödinger, and others --- there is no straight logical path, no standard recipe, by which to move from the data of observation and arrive at scientific theories."

    Thanks.

     

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