spoken by the character "The Chink".
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1976)
„For want of the apparatus of propositional functions, many logicians have been driven to the conclusion that there are unreal objects. It is argued, e. g., by Meinong, that we can speak about "the golden mountain," "the round square," and so on; we can make true propositions of which these are the subjects; hence they must have some kind of logical being, since otherwise the propositions in which they occur would be meaningless. In such theories, it seems to me, there is a failure of that feeling for reality which ought to be preserved even in the most abstract studies. Logic, I should maintain, must no more admit a unicorn than zoology can; for logic is concerned with the real world just as truly as zoology, though with its more abstract and general features.“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
Source: 1910s, Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy (1919), Ch. 16: Descriptions
„By social movements we mean a certain type of organisation of social practices, the logic of whose development contradicts the institutionally dominant social logic“
— Manuel Castells Spanish sociologist (b.1942) 1942
Source: Urban renewal and social conflict in Paris, 1972, p. 93
„To understand this for sense it is not required that a man should be a geometrician or a logician, but that he should be mad.“
— Thomas Hobbes English philosopher, born 1588 1588 - 1679
On the proposition that the volume generated by revolving the region under 1/x from 1 to infinity has finite volume. Quoted in Mathematical Maxims and Minims by N. Rose (1988)
„Dialectical logic undoes the abstractions of formal logic and of transcendental philosophy, but it also denies the concreteness of immediate experience. To the extent to which this experience comes to rest with the things as they appear and happen to be, it is a limited and even false experience. It attains its truth if it has freed itself from the deceptive objectivity which conceals the factors behind the facts — that is, if it understands its world as a historical universe, in which the established facts are the work of the historical practice of man.“
Source: One-Dimensional Man (1964), p. 141
— Anthony Stafford Beer British theorist, consultant, and professor 1926 - 2002
Source: Management Science (1968), Chapter 3, Quantified Insight, p. 74.
„A frequent source of misunderstanding has to do with the interpretation of fuzzy logic. The problem is that the term fuzzy logic has two different meanings. More specifically, in a narrow sense, fuzzy logic, FLn, is a logical system which may be viewed as an extension and generalization of classical multivalued logics. But in a wider sense, fuzzy logic, FLw is almost synonymous with the theory of fuzzy sets.“
— Lotfi A. Zadeh Electrical engineer and computer scientist 1921 - 2017
In this context, what is important to recognize is that: (a) FL<sub>w</sub> is much broader than FL<sub>n</sub> and subsumes FL<sub>n</sub> as one of its branches; (b) the agenda of FL<sub>n</sub> is very different from the agendas of classical multivalued logics; and (c) at this juncture, the term fuzzy logic is usually used in its wide rather than narrow sense, effectively equating fuzzy logic with FL<sub>w</sub>
Zadeh (1995) in Foreword of George J. Klir Fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic: theory and applications.
„Like Goethe and Spengler I’m convinced that history has an inner, organic logic which can’t be grasped purely in terms of causality.“
— Brian Reynolds Myers American professor of international studies 1963
Interview with Methodik http://sthelepress.com/index.php/2019/03/04/on-that-march-first-speech-b-r-myers/ (2019)
„There can be no doubt that the knowledge of logic is of considerable practical importance for everyone who desires to think and infer correctly.“
— Alfred Tarski Polish-American logician 1901 - 1983
Introduction to Logic: and to the Methodology of Deductive Sciences. (1941/2013) Tr. Olaf Helmer, p. 109.
„I am a plain practical man, not one of your theorists and splitters of hairs and choppers of logic.“
Source: The Golden Bough (1890), Chapter 4, Magic and Religion.
„The practical mastery of the logic or of the imminent necessity of a game — a mastery acquired by experience of the game, and one which works outside conscious control and discourse (in the way that. for instance, techniques of the body do).“
— Pierre Bourdieu French sociologist, anthropologist, and philosopher 1930 - 2002
(1990), In Other Words p. 60
— Gloria Steinem American feminist and journalist 1934
Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions (1983), p. 367
Context: As the little boy said when asked if he wanted to be a lawyer like his mother, "Oh no, that's women's work." Logic has nothing to do with oppression.
„Knowledge when acquired must be thrown into logical form and we are obliged to adopt the language of logic since only logic has a communicable language.“
— Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Indian philosopher and statesman who was the first Vice President and the second President of India 1888 - 1975
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
— David Smith American visual artist (1906-1965) 1906 - 1965
„The purpose of this book is to show how economic analysis can be used in formulating business policies. It is therefore a departure from the main stream of economic writings on the theory of the firm, much of which is too simple in its assumptions and too complicated in its logical development to be managerially useful. The big gap between the problems of logic that intrigue economic theorists and the problems of policy that plague practical management needs to be bridged in order to give executives access to the practical contributions that economic thinking can make to top-management policies.“
— Joel Dean American economics wrtier 1906 - 1979
Managerial Economics, 1951
„As to the most prudent logicians might venture to deduce from a skein of wool the probable existence of a sheep; so you, from the raw stuff of perception, may venture to deduce a universe which transcends the reproductive powers of your loom.“
Source: Practical Mysticism (1914), Chapter II, The World Of Reality, p. 38
„If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.“
— Joseph Addison politician, writer and playwright 1672 - 1719
No. 494 (26 September 1712).
The Spectator (1711–1714)