- Report Post
- Posted: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 11:07:20 +0000
The Willow Of Darkness
Reality is actually logic(X is true). The problem, which logical positivism tries to avoid(and in doing so misses a whole lot of very important things about reality), is that reality can be hidden, often by what is considered "logical."
I disagree that reality is logic. Or, at least, I disagree with how you're phrasing it. Saying "X is true" is different from saying that reality itself is based within the rules of logic. As I see it, logic is a tool that we've created and utilize in order to try and make sense of the world. However, as logic tends to be the tool that we use to measure things, it becomes of a problem once we stop and think about how we can evaluate logic itself. Logic is a system. Even if we make a system internally consistent, it doesn't mean that it is necessarily externally consistent. So that we have rules of logic does not mean that these are actually the "rules" of "reality". Yes, we can try and assure ourselves of this but if we press on, we find that logic lies on a series of axioms that we take as-is.
Once we question these axioms, it is hardly satisfying to say "we shall simply assume them" if we're mounting a serious inquiry into the nature of reality itself.