system of logic


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Noun1.system of logic - a system of reasoning
system of rules, system - a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; "they have to operate under a system they oppose"; "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"
Aristotelian logic - the syllogistic logic of Aristotle as developed by Boethius in the Middle Ages
formal logic, mathematical logic, symbolic logic - any logical system that abstracts the form of statements away from their content in order to establish abstract criteria of consistency and validity
extrapolate - gain knowledge of (an area not known or experienced) by extrapolating
induce - reason or establish by induction
deduce, derive, infer, deduct - reason by deduction; establish by deduction
negate, contradict - prove negative; show to be false
elicit - derive by reason; "elicit a solution"
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Fhe introduction advances the plan of the book and its two main arguments, first, that Holmes' skepticism is the result of an inductive turn in his reasoning, influenced principally by his reading of John Stuart Mill's A System of Logic, (4) and, second, that Holmes' court decisions, especially his dissents, are the result of his stance that a judge's rulings participate in a dialectical "social induction." The first three chapters discuss Holmes' early thought, Mill's influence on it, and Holmes' own expansion on Mill's inductive reasoning toward "social induction." The fourth and fifth chapters critique past criticisms of Holmes' jurisprudence in light of the first three; most interestingly, in the fifth, Kellogg maintains that Holmes has been incorrectly labeled a legal realist.
A System of Logic. London/Newyork/Toronto: Longmas, Geen and Co.
"When I'm asked what I was inspired by I suppose it was really a system of logic because I realised that you've got to have an operator to operate them.
(16) It became a formal system of logic, one that is by now highly developed and hence rather complicated.
Within the broad spectrum of nonsense verse is also a style of writing that places eve- rything back to front, or contrary to common sense ("I went around a straight crooked cor- ner and saw a dead donkey die"), rendering the world absurd and defying logical reason- ing.The nonsense world has no system of logic, which is what makes it memorable.
Fuzzy logic is a system of logic that recognizes more than simple values which are true and false.
Shi takes Minimalism as a product of the Western system of logic, the last great modernist experiment, and the foregone conclusion to that experiment.
Hacker in a chapter dealing with their relationship states that she was possessed with her "own system of logic as well as a very strong personality." Ambassador Black insisted that all reporting from Bratislava had to be vetted by the Embassy before it went to Washington.
Auguste Comte's doctrine of the three phases through which sciences pass (the theological, the metaphysical, and the positive) allows us to explain what John Stuart Mill was attempting in his magnum opus, the System of Logic: namely, to move the science of logic to its terminal and "positive" stage.

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