Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Once Upon An Apriori

In the question itself, of whether logic can be proved to exist or work, "proved" exempts a non-problematic notion of logic already, as does the overall question itself.

The question already assumes the existence and efficacious operation of logic, by using "prove" as a request for logically related reasons which infer something---namely, the truth of the statements "logic exists" and "logic works".

If logic did not exist and do what we want and idealize it to do, the question would hardly make sense anyway, in what it means to be a question, not to mention it's value or being obligated to believe its alleged truth-value indeterminacy or lack of existence or workability.

Questioning already uses logic to implicitly obligate an answer and have meaning for inquiring minds.

Hidden Prior Assumptions of the Notion of Evil

The existence of Evil as anything beyond mere human disdain or repugnance, requires a prior belief in an ultimate perfect standard of goodness, however tacit and unacknowledged that belief might be.