what comes first , reason or logic ? and why ?

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Jackofalltrades phil
Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2010 02:00 am
north;139478 wrote:
I think that logic is the consequence of reason , why ?

because reason gathers in knowledge and dwells upon and come to a conclusion, whereas logic simply dwells upon what the reasoned conclusion gives it

One of the most important words in understanding Logic, was missing in this discussion. The word is 'method', perhaps it may have been used but i am too lazy to fish it out.

I would rather do what longknowledge is good at;

Here is the short definition of Logic as per Advanced-- Oxford's by Hornby

Logic: noun - a) science or method of reasoning;
b) ability to argue and convince:

Logical; adj. - a) inaccordance with the rules of Logic;
b) able to reason correctly:
Reply Tue 20 Apr, 2010 08:27 pm
I can't believe this made it to page 5. Amist is right. Logic is not a consequence of reasoning. Logic is the road that reasoning must follow, if it is to be considered valid or sound. Logic exists independently of reasoning.

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