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Sunday, January 25, 2004

As much I like Art, I also enjoy Philosophy, I would like to discuss Reasoning. Do you know what "Reasoning" is? Its the power of comprehending, referring or thinking specially in orderly rational ways. (MW dictionary): Practical reasoning is a rapidly changing area of study. This has shaped up over the 1980s and 190s. The current debate in practical reasoning focuses on the question: What inference patterns are legitimate methods of arriving at decisions or intentions to act or other characteristically practical processors of actions such as evaluations, plants, policies, and judgments about what one ought to do? The spectrum of competing theories ranges from the very minimal, allowing only one form of inference ( or even none), to maximally permissive views that"let a thousand flowers bloom" the remainer of this entry surveys the most prominent positions on this spectrum. Other important questions in the field include: What mental states and processes are involved in practical reasoning?

According to Rick Garlikov Here is one of many ideas that philosophers use as example a about what reasoning is and about what is to be reasonable.
If a little children are playing with chess pieces and a chess board, but are making arbitrary moves in what they think is emulation of adults they have seen playing chess, it is not just that they are playing chess badly It is that they are not playing chess at all, regardless of what they think they are doing or what they call it.

There are some thingsthat are difficult to distinguish between wheather they are being done badly or wheather they are not being done at all. It is crucial to understand the difference.

Most people do not know what is to be logical or reasonable; and I think that like children moving chess pieces or studentsmerely using algebraic ling with out understanding. So before one can improve their reasoning skills, one has to show them what reasoning is, what counts as reasoning and what is and it's point is


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