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Single Idea 22246

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / A. Overview of Logic / 4. Pure Logic]

Full Idea

For logic purposes, a train of reasoning has to be construed as synchronic.


'synchronic' means all happening at the same time

Gist of Idea

A train of reasoning must be treated as all happening simultaneously


François Recanati (Mental Files in Flux [2016], 5.2)

Book Reference

Recanati,François: 'Mental Files in Flux' [OUP 2016], p.77

A Reaction

If we are looking for a gulf between logic and the real world this is a factor to be considered, along with Nietzsche's observation about necessary simplification. [ref to Kaplan 'Afterthoughts' 1989, 584-5]

Related Idea

Idea 7144 Logic must falsely assume that identical cases exist [Nietzsche]