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Nov29-11, 05:34 PM
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So is valid reasoning an innate biological part of our brains or a defining trait of reality(and its general comprehensibility)? If this will help better illustrate my question - is logic out there(dependencies and correlations waiting to be discovered and understood) or inside us?
We must analyze what logical reasoning is. Inductive reasoning is not logical reasoning. Logical reasoning is, in essence, operations on propositions of language. As such they are part of language and does not transcend it.

The crucial point is that it does not make sense to doubt a logical argument. Logic is determined by the correct usage of logical connectives, such as "and", "or", "not", etc...

Logic is simply the way we treat propositions.

I don't mean that, say, inductive reasoning is wrong, but I do mean that it is not logical.