Therefore if a man can play the true logician
, to have as well judgment, as invention, he may do great matters; especially if the times be fit.
But there is, of course, a further stage reached by the logician in which he not merely reacts with the word "dog," but sets to work to discover what it is in the environment that causes in him this almost identical reaction on different occasions.
We know that for logicians (formerly at any rate) the concept is the simple and primitive element; next comes the judgment, uniting two or several concepts; then ratiocination, combining two or several judgments.
I would rather be lectured by you than the vicar, because I should have less remorse in telling you, at the end of the discourse, that I preserve my own opinion precisely the same as at the beginning - as would be the case, I am persuaded, with regard to either logician
From a drop of water," said the writer, "a logician
could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other.
To the logician
all things should be seen exactly as they are, and to underestimate one's self is as much a departure from truth as to exaggerate one's own powers.
Men who had only known the quiet thinker and logician
of Baker Street would have failed to recognise him.
Nor must it be imagined that I here commit the fallacy which the logicians
call a circle; for since experience renders the majority of these effects most certain, the causes from which I deduce them do not serve so much to establish their reality as to explain their existence; but on the contrary, the reality of the causes is established by the reality of the effects.
The little old gentleman stared with both eyes at this illustration of the case; but, though not much of a reasoner, he had the sense in which some logicians
on this particular subject do not excel,--that of saying nothing, where nothing could be said.
These stern logicians
argued that if he were not dead his burns would warn him to find a safer place.
My dear count," cried Morcerf, "you are at fault -- you, one of the most formidable logicians
I know -- and you must see it clearly proved that instead of being an egotist, you are a philanthropist.
Raymond Smullyan, whose merry, agile mind led him to be a musician, a magician, a mathematician and, most cunningly, a puzzle-creating logician
, died on Monday in Hudson, N.