Logical Reasoning


We often try to make chains of deductions – reasoning from the general to the specific. However, this can lead to wrong conclusions when our assumptions turn out to be unsound.

(Logic can be useful after a problem is solved, for justifying one’s reasoning and refining one’s crdit assignments.)

For some important discussions about the role of logic in commonsense thinking, go to John McCarthy’s website:

http://www-formal.stanford.edu/jmc/frames.html

 

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