Definition of Logic
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Definition of Logic
(PD) Fra Angelico - Fresco scene from Verspottung Christi
Why is right not wrong,
nor short be long,
and what might logic be,
if its mind is only me?
Copyright©2008-2013 - Updated October 19, 2013
The following information is only meant to provide an improved set of basic definitions not found in dictionaries and philosophies. The brief information is not intended to imply that the definitions are complete. A fullness of definitions and explanations can be found in my other writings.
Definition of Logic
Logic depends on five primary ingredients in chronological sequence; sensorial perception, mental perception of sensorial perceptions, ability to store perceptions as memories, ability to recall memories, and the ability to mentally weigh each memory relative to all other memories. A logic structured upon imagination, sans firsthand sensorial perception, will forever be inaccurate. Sensorial perception itself is biased relative to the mind's existing system of logic, and logic itself is but one element within a continuous self-referencing and self-influencing cycle. As this article concludes at the end, the one deciding factor for acuity in logic, is logic itself.
Electronic Circuitry Logic
Basic logics circuitry in electronics consists of AND, NAND, OR, and NOR gates. The reasoning behind the names is obvious when the circuits are described.
The AND circuit has two inputs (1 & 2) and one output. It is useful to think of the logic circuit as a large A. The two bottom lines of the A are the inputs, and the top point is the output. If both input 1 and input 2 have voltage applied, the AND gate will turn on the output voltage. If input 1 has no voltage, the AND gate will not turn on the output voltage. If input 2 has no voltage, the AND gate will not turn on the output voltage. If neither input 1 nor input 2 have voltage, the AND gate will not turn on the output voltage. Only when input 1 and input 2 have voltage will the AND gate then supply voltage to the output.
The NAND (Not-AND) gate will not supply voltage to the output if inputs 1 and 2 are both on.
The OR gate will supply voltage to the output if either input 1 or input 2 are on.
The NOR (Not-OR) gate will supply voltage to the output if neither input 1 nor input 2 are on.
By repeatedly connecting the simple circuitries of AND, NAND, OR, and NOR gates, complex circuitry can be created. Microchips, including CPUs, are constructed with dozens to millions of similar logic circuits.
Typical binary states are yes-no, true-false, and on-off. The electronic circuitry logic as described above produces binary logic. Binary logic is not similar to mental logic, nor can the Universe's origins be based on binary logic.
Though there may be popular myths that the mind functions on a binary system, and that the Universe too is constructed on a binary system, the myths are quite obviously irrational and incorrect. The Universe is structured upon waves, spheres of dimensional potential within infinite variables, and so does logic function on an analog scale, not binary.
The normal human manner of thought is expressed two-dimensionally — universal dichotomies — that of there only being opposites; yes and no, up and down, left and right, forward and backward, yes a god and no a god. The belief in a binary nature of Nature is a two-dimensional logic. Linear logic — quantifiable by a line — remains linear regardless of how many lines are used and whether or not the lines are straight and/or curved. Pi is a two-dimensional averaging of a three-dimensional curve as viewed from a linear two-dimensional logic being applied to a three-dimensional perception. The cognition of a two-dimensional line requires three dimensions of mental attention (point A, point B, and an extended mental attention between the points), but the third dimension of applied logic is almost always applied subconsciously (which is verified by the absence of description in mathematics and all related literature). Modern attempts to define the third mental attention usually resort to simply adding more two-dimensional linear lines that are given different names (e.g. time) while claiming that the lines somehow become something other than lines. A four-dimensional logic cannot be described in a normal two-dimensional language because normal human language only possesses two-dimensional and a few three-dimensional words (e.g. cube and sphere). Since there are no four-dimensional words in human languages, and since Reality exists within numerous dimensions beyond three, then no popular theory of physics or mathematics can be valid. As applied to physics and biological interpretations of the mind, binary logic is fully irrelevant.
Logic must rely on memories of sensorial perceptions, but sensorial perceptions are dramatically influenced by the emotions being expressed during the acts of perception. Psychology has known for over one-hundred years that emotions color sensorial perceptions as well as memories. Positive emotions heighten conscious awareness of sensorial perceptions, which results in heightened memories and logic. Negative emotions cause lower grades of perception, memories, and logic.
The angry man can never possess good logic. The man who exhibits love has the greatest potential for accuracy in logic.
To choose hate, or to choose love, requires logic. By which emotion a man chooses, so does the act validate the man's intelligence, or lack thereof. The definition of logic is found in the firsthand experience of what your mind is currently deciding; whether to choose a logic heightened by love, or to choose a logic dulled by negative emotions. The choice is yours, and the choice, good or bad, was an act of logic.
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