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Single Idea 14780

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / A. Overview of Logic / 3. Value of Logic]

Full Idea

It is foolish to study logic unless one is persuaded that one's own reasonings are more or less bad.

Gist of Idea

Only study logic if you think your own reasoning is deficient


Charles Sanders Peirce (Criterion of Validity in Reasoning [1903], II)

Book Reference

Peirce,Charles Sanders: 'Philosophical Writings of Peirce', ed/tr. Buchler,Justus [Dover 1940], p.127