What are Aristotle's ideas about logic and how did others classify his writings? What does Aristotle mean by the term 'logic' and what types of questions did he ask?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 24, 2018, 5:27 pm ad1c9bdddf
What are Aristotle's ideas about logic and how did others classify his writings?
Aristotle's Ideas about Logic
1. Aristotle's writings on the general subject of logic were grouped by the later Peripatetics under the name Organon, or instrument. From their perspective, logic and reasoning was the chief preparatory instrument of scientific investigation.
2. Aristotle himself, however, uses the term "logic" as equivalent to verbal reasoning. The Categories of Aristotle are classifications of individual words (as opposed to propositions), and include the following ten: substance, quantity, quality, relation, place, time, situation, condition, action, and passion.
3. These questions seem to be arranged according to the order of the questions we would ask in gaining knowledge of an object. For ...
This solution explains Aristotle's ideas about logic and how others classified his writings. It also explains what he meant by logic, how he formulated a logical argument and the types of questions he asked.
Reason and logic
The term Conventional knowledge or epistemology to describe all theories about knowledge from ancient times to today, except for the ancient sophists and today's postmodernists. For instance, Conventional epistemology accepts logic or pure reason, as the last word on any intelligent discussion, while postmodernists reject it as decisive (as they reject anything else as decisive or "absolutely reliable"). The Conventional epistemology of Rationalism is the first dq here:
Question: Does business or organizational world rely absolutely on reason and logic? What would happen, for instance, if you gave opposite statements, opposite instructions, or opposite assessments? Give example(s), either true or typical. Is it possible to rely and insist on being logical and consistent, while at the same time not being dogmatic in the ways that postmodernists criticize?View Full Posting Details