To be clear, what this useful category-the "nonpropositional"-captures are the various forms of the extension which makes abstract entities such as truth, method, knowledge, understanding, logical processes, criticism, measurement, hypotheses, or thought in short, a matter of events and objects whose primarily unthinking and extralogical
nature is generally considered to be unproblematic: eating, moving, growing, acting, metabolisms, rock formations.
Claims to existence and its dual are too important to be admitted or rejected without an extralogical
He locates this extralogical
factor in Callicles' love (eros) for the Athenian demos (p.
On the contrary, the extralogical
content, the cognitive information included in the matrix of such a relationship, meets the requirements of a positive determination.
Only the first two use logical division; the other four use extralogical
Hence, Kant was wrong to think that our grasp of arithmetical concepts and our knowledge of arithmetical truth depend on an extralogical
source--the pure intuition of time (Frege 1884, [section] 89, [section] 109).
Some arguments and observations are better than others, and some people do seem to have special ability to draw the right conclusions from past and present facts and trends, whether they use logic or some extralogical
powers--perhaps even mystical or spiritualist ones.
Many of the extralogical
predicates also provide no problems, including predicates that decompose compound terms into function symbol and arguments, predicates that test the instantiation state of a term, and predicates that generate output.
The requirement that the posterior distribution should be that which is in some sense or other the closest, subject to the stated constraints, to the prior, is not only an extralogical
constraint, but it is also, in our view, one which it is very difficult if not impossible to defend as a rationality constraint either.
* Community Editors' Views on Extralogical